The Elevator (or Lift)

So for the first time in my life, I got stuck in an elevator today. I was on my way back from my dentist appointment, which already ran over because my wait time was much longer than I anticipated, and as I got on the elevator in my office building to the 23rd floor where my company is, the elevator suddenly stops and makes some loud buzzing sound as the elevator read “21.” I hit the Open Door button. Nothing happens. Then I hit the number 23 again. Still nothing happens. Then I hit the Alarm button, and no one seems to respond. Hmmmm. I called our office manager and told her I was stuck. Then I texted my boss and told him I was trapped. I proceeded to text Chris and a friend, and they kept me entertained while my boss constantly went between checking up on me via text and yelling at the maintenance guys to get me out. ┬áThe doorman gets on the intercom to check to see where I think the elevator is (and to see that I’m not hyperventilating because I suppose that’s what other people have done in the past). It took about 40 minutes for me to get off at the 20th floor, and then I immediately got out and boarded another elevator (seemed logical at the time) to get to the 23rd floor.

It’s a good thing I am not claustrophobic or a massive worrywart, otherwise, that 40 minutes could have been really, really miserable.

 

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