Your thoughts would be racing. The water might protect you. But no, if the building burned down, the shower stall would collapse and you'd fall to the floor below. You're not at ground level, so you can't run out. And, you're naked. Would there be time to grab your clothes. You panic. Now, the flames are licking at the door. The window is the only escape. But, people will see your bare body, warts and all.
Voices are yelling. You run to the window, coughing. Terror at jumping into the freezing cold night in front of everyone assembled grips you. Escape is 10ft (3m) below. You can hardly breath in the thick smoke as the fire consumes the door.
Below, a double-decker bus reverses until it stops right underneath your window. With no other option, you fling open the window and struggle outside onto the flat section of roof. People encourage you to jump. Where's the fire engine? No time to wait with the fire licking the rafters behind you. With a deep breath, you jump and land on top of the high bus roof. The motor revs, ready to move. Cling on. Don't let go. The bus pulls away from the fire with you on top.
People throw up some clothes and you struggle to put them on. You'll freeze otherwise.
While you're in hospital being assessed, you hear it took four crews 8 hours to get the fire under control. The bus driver had been heading for the depot after his last job and people had approached him for help. If they hadn't been there, if the bus hadn't … Don't think about it. You're safe.
Discharged from hospital, you take a steady breath. Your flat was above a cafe and homeless hostel with four bedrooms occupies space above too. They're saying arson … a 19 year-old lad was spotted fleeing the scene. Some people!
And the headlines on BBC today: Naked man jumps on bus to flee Braintree flat fire. Now all the world knows.
I love the way complete strangers pull together to offer help to someone in need.