Helping People

Helping People is a funny scary story about a married couple who are woken in the middle of the night by a mysterious pounding on their front door and find a stranger looking for assistance.

Helping People

It was a dark and stormy night. A man and his wife were sleeping peacefully in their bed. Suddenly, they were rudely awakened by the sound of a car engine outside. A few minutes later, there was a loud knock on the front door.

The man rolled over and looked at the clock. It was 3:00 AM.

“Who could that be at this time of the night?” he said.

Outside, the wind howled and the rain was pelting against the window. The pounding on the door continued, growing louder and more insistant.

“Go down and see who it is,” said his wife.

Reluctantly, the man put on his dressing gown and went downstairs. At the bottom of the stoars, he stopped in his tracks. Through the frosted glass in the front door, he could see a huge shadow looming on the front porch.

With a trembling hand, the man reached out and opened the front door. There, in the pouring rain, stood a tall, dark stranger. His hat was pulled down low, covering his eyes and there was a long scar running down his cheek.

“Can you give me a push?” the stranger asked.

“I’m sorry, I can’t,” said the man. “It’s three o’clock in the morning!”.

With that, he slammed the door in the stranger’s face and returned to bed.

“Who was it?” asked his wife.

“Just some creepy guy looking for a push,” he answered.

“Did you help him?” she asked.

“Of course not,” her husband replied. “It’s three o’clock in the morning and it’s raining cats and dogs out there.”

“You should be ashamed of yourself,” said his wife. “Remember when we broke down in the middle of nowhere and those two strangers stopped to help us? We would have been stranded there all night if it wasn’t for them. I think you should help him.”

The husband sighed and got out of bed again. Grabbing his dressing gown, he went downstairs and opened the front door. It was pitch black outside. The wind was blowing hard and the rain was lashing down. Peering into the darkness, the man shouted, “Hey! Are you still there?”

From somewhere nearby, he heard a voice reply, “Yes I am!”

“Do you still want a push?” shouted the husband.

“Yes I do!” the voice replied.

The man stepped out into the darkness and the pelting rain and shouted, “Where are you?”

“Over here on your swing!” the stranger replied.


  1. ScaryRachel446 says

    Oh. OML How funny. I’m cracking up. No literally, the skin on me is cracking off!! HEELLPPP!!!!!!!!!1

  2. HorrorFanGirl says

    I agree @LittleDove07 he’s probably escaped from a mental institution, but he just wants to play… O.O

  3. LittleDove07 says

    I dunno about you guys but that was also sort of creepy., it’s 3am and some guy knocks on your door for that reason. It’s either he’s a spirit or a psycho, pick your poison

  4. an0ther1 says

    DragonDance do you not live in the US? Raining cats and dogs is a popular phrase. It means its raining really hard.


    The man: I am here over the swing…
    Husband: what?
    The man: come fast
    Husband: um… I hate swings… How about going for slides or see-saws…
    The man: Of course! Anything would be OK for me…
    Husband: um.. I don’t like slides as seesaws as well…. How about going to metal hospital?

  6. evil-kittens says

    “but i don’t have a swing”
    reply”then we can play on the seesaw instead” *sly smile and sinister laugh*

  7. tophatmiss says

    I thought he was actually going to push the man down lol
    I like this ending much better tho :D

  8. Paradise says

    @xx scaryboy xx
    “Give me a push.” Usually means my car broke down and I need you to help me push it so I can get going. Turns out the man didn’t mean his car…he was on the swing and wanted a push.

  9. Illusionist_6 says

    Well have heard it before. But it is still funny. It would be interesting to know what the husband did the next! XD

  10. xx scaryboy xx says

    Hey guys someone help me to get it!! Plz!
    First, whats the meaning of “give me a push”??
    And whats the meaning of “here on your swing”??

  11. bullies are losers says

    well it didn’t say he wanted to get a push for the swing so maybe he just stopped by the swing

  12. lizett says

    I thought it was funny how the man was like can you give me a push and the other man said no I can’t.
    Oh and he didn’t need help with his car he just couldn’t swing.SO FUNNY :)

  13. xX TO LIVE IS TO DIE Xx says

    That was rather unexpected. I had a feeling that someone was going to be killed out there. XD

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