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Man has most British reaction ever to side of house narrowly missing him on street

Man has most British reaction ever to side of house narrowly missing him on street

He appeared completely unfazed after the side of the house fell

Resurfaced footage of a man seconds away from being squished by a collapsing house has people shocked by how he responded.

The viral clip has highlighted the most 'British reaction' that people have seen in such a scary situation:

A large chunk of a house fell off in Hyde Mews in Christchurch, Dorset.

A car parked in front of the building was 'badly damaged' following the collapse.

Passerby Ryan Puttick, meanwhile, miraculously remained unscathed.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that a fire engine was called to help deal with an 'unsafe structure'.

A spokesperson added: "The gable end of a property has fallen onto a vehicle and is unsafe.

"The road has been closed until the crew have made the property and area safe.

"No casualties have been reported and we are currently working with a structural engineer who is assisting us."

But something else stood out in the clip in particular.

He appeared completely unfazed.

In the footage that was captured by a door bell in May 2021, we can see Puttick going about his business on a windy day when the gable of the house suddenly gives way, narrowly missing him when falling.

He simply walks around the mess and continues walking, appearing perfectly OK and unfazed.


But it isn't exactly how it appears, as Ryan Puttick explained how he felt in an interview with the BBC.

Ryan was simply on his way to college when he had to side-step a collapsed gable.

The then-17-year-old was on his way to college to sit an exam, revealing: "I know the video looks like I was fine, like it was a normal thing, but inside I was really, really nervous, really shook up."

He said that he just wanted to 'get out of here as smoothly, as swiftly as possible,' so he could make his exam without any worry.

We've all been there though, tunnel vision on the way to an exam with literally nothing else going through your head.

Users on X found his reaction in the video to be quintessentially British.

One user commented: "'Business as usual' for this lad. A truly British reaction!"

Another posted: "Surely that's more a 'For f***'s sake'. I mean, he's literally had to walk round it."

A third put: "He's muttering 'that'll teach him to park on the path...tut'"

A fourth said: "Didn't even take his hands out of his pockets!

Ryan may have felt nervous in the moment, but he comes across as someone who couldn't care less about the collapsed structure and had something more important to do.

Which to be fair, he did.

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