Room becomes Hell on Earth for 5 seconds, 10 min before my Bday.

Here's the scenario: there is a hang-up Ikea Billy Bookshelf hanging in my room, 1.80m from the floor. It's filled with Dutch Law books. 
Now, here's the second part: I'm in front of my computer, 10 minutes before I turn 23 (which I just did, yay me?), when the screws in the bookshelf give up.
 
BAM. Shelf comes down, knocks over a standing shelf filled with books and trophies and a Buddha statue. It's HELL ON EARTH in my room. noise is deafening, 35+ books averaging 300 pages are thrown to the ground along with trophies.
 
Buddha is fine.
 
Just got done cleaning up, missed my birthday minute while cleaning glass of the floor. Amazingly all my trophies and statues are fine safe for one real old one of a white proud standing cat. I liked that one. Also a frame containing small-photos of my friends from elementry school is smashed to pieces. That wil be the first thing I'll replace.
 
Gonna go to sleep now, got to be fit for my family tomorrow. Good night!
 
I'll post some pictures of the new situation. Was too stressed out/angry to make pictures of the disaster itself :(
 
Here's the aftermath:

 Here's where the Billy used to hang. Screws snapped in half after further inspection.

 Nice for a fast clean up, but having even less room in, well, my room, is less than ideal.    


  Here's Buddha!  He must have some kind of guardian angel for surviving this mess.
30 Comments
30 Comments
Edited by gosukiller

Here's the scenario: there is a hang-up Ikea Billy Bookshelf hanging in my room, 1.80m from the floor. It's filled with Dutch Law books. 
Now, here's the second part: I'm in front of my computer, 10 minutes before I turn 23 (which I just did, yay me?), when the screws in the bookshelf give up.
 
BAM. Shelf comes down, knocks over a standing shelf filled with books and trophies and a Buddha statue. It's HELL ON EARTH in my room. noise is deafening, 35+ books averaging 300 pages are thrown to the ground along with trophies.
 
Buddha is fine.
 
Just got done cleaning up, missed my birthday minute while cleaning glass of the floor. Amazingly all my trophies and statues are fine safe for one real old one of a white proud standing cat. I liked that one. Also a frame containing small-photos of my friends from elementry school is smashed to pieces. That wil be the first thing I'll replace.
 
Gonna go to sleep now, got to be fit for my family tomorrow. Good night!
 
I'll post some pictures of the new situation. Was too stressed out/angry to make pictures of the disaster itself :(
 
Here's the aftermath:

 Here's where the Billy used to hang. Screws snapped in half after further inspection.

 Nice for a fast clean up, but having even less room in, well, my room, is less than ideal.    


  Here's Buddha!  He must have some kind of guardian angel for surviving this mess.
Posted by eldiax

Happy birthday. :)

Posted by Video_Game_King

I'm guessing that after years of being struck by lightning (why do you sit under that tree, silly Buddha?), Buddha's become invincible.

Posted by Meteora

Happy birthday! ^_^

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Oh, that Buddha!

Posted by emkeighcameron

Looks like that furniture reached the end of its shelf life.
 
:|

Posted by JoelTGM

That sucks! 

Posted by gosukiller
@emkeighcameron: YEEEAAAAHH!!!
Posted by JJOR64

I hope you get some Bison Dollars for your birthday!            :)
 

 Happy Birthday!
Edited by RecSpec

gosukiller beat me to it, but

Happy Birthday!!!
Posted by gosukiller

I'm in the proces of uploading pictures. I can't sleep with this rush going through me.

Edited by gosukiller

  @Everyone
Thanks guys, that's exactly what I needed to alleviate the stress. I live 14 stories up, and I litteraly thought for a whole second that the entire building was coming down...
 
Duder.

Posted by rt44tbtb4

Are people bummed out when they miss the minute of their birth on their birthday? I guess I've never really given that any thought...

Edited by VicRattlehead
@gosukiller: happy birthday g..
Posted by BraveToaster

Happy Birthday

Posted by Simulacrum

Happy birthday!
 
Hopefully the rest of it is free of incident.

Posted by mylifeforAiur

Happy birthday ;)

Posted by sodiumCyclops

pwnzrd. And Happy Birthday!

Posted by Bucketdeth

You survived and it's your birthday!

Posted by iam3green

well that sucks. happy birthday man, it is nice to turn a different age.

Edited by Jeust

Maybe that's a sign that your the chosen vessel to harbour the spirit of Satan! To be possessed in the day you were born. Rejoice! 
 
Happy Birthday!

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Posted by Skullo

Happy Birthday.

Posted by yakov456

Ikea does not wish you a happy birthday.

Posted by habster3

Happy birthday!

Posted by squirtle_squad

Happy Birthday!

Posted by gosukiller
@yakov456: LoL!
In all fairness, since it only relied on 2 screws I had probably made it too heavy. Then again, it did last for more than a year. Oh well, lesson learned!
Posted by Xeiphyer

Well, thats karma for you. =P

Posted by dudeglove

LOL
 
...sorry.

Posted by anarchyzombie9

Happy Birthday!

Posted by TekZero

Good to see that Buddha survived.