So picture the things that had to go wrong for this scenario to take place: One, the fabric on the seat of the unnamed woman's chair broke. Two, she happened to be just the right size to get her butt wedged through the frame of the chair. Not just overweight, because a really fat person would have enough power behind their girth to just the break the whole frame. This woman had to be just big enough to get stuck, and just weak enough to not be able to do a damn thing about it. Oh, and her phone was out of reach. And considering that she was sunbathing at the time, this could have ended in the world's most "you're going to hell for laughing about this" obituary.
The good news is that at 9 p.m. that night, a neighbor came by to water the octogenarian's plants. The bad news is that even the helpful neighbor couldn't get this poor woman (who survived the incident, albeit dehydrated and sunburned) out of her chair-trap, and the fire department was called for the rescue.
At least there's a glimmer of understanding in what happened there, as chairs are part of the daily human experience. That's not the case with the Chinese woman who tried to take a shortcut home and got wedged between two buildings. Not two West Texas wells, not two mining shafts, not two moments she couldn't get out of: two buildings. As in she started walking through a small space and optimistically hoped it would just widen if she wished hard enough. It didn't. For seven hours she cried for help, but no one came BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT SHE WAS A GHOST. And of course there were cameras rolling when the firefighters busted her out.
If the obesity crisis continues, videos like this are just the beginning.