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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lifts

Today, I got stuck in an elevator...for 40 minutes...And you know what, I thought it was fun...or at least something that every single person should experience...Seriously, I wouldn't go as far as saying that one should attempt to get stuck in a lift everyday...but yeah, its definitely something...

"How did you happen to get yourself stuck in an elevator?", I hear you say...well, a friend and I went over to one of those company networking event thingys that was meant to make finding employment in this damn world a bit easier...So we were supposed to have this "office tour" and to do so we had to split up into groups and take the lift to the first floor...Well, we did...and we got stuck just before we reached Floor 1.

Now getting stuck in an elevator is boring, but getting stuck in one with 9 other people is a totally different story. For starters, we were the "electrical engineering group", which means that in our group of 10, the guys:girls ratio was 7:3. Being a girl, I can't really complain. Weirdly enough, a similar ratio applies in all our uni classes, where the ratio is probably 9:1 in favour of the guys...Too much testosterone in engineering I reckon...but then again, I'm not really complaining...

Anyhoos, I don't want to get side-tracked here...Coming back to my lift story...Well, 40 minutes is quite a long while to be stuck in an elevator, especially considering that the security people told us that it would be 15-20 minutes...A couple of things I noticed in those 40 minutes...

1)Elevators have mirrors...and as vain as this may sound, I kept on looking in these...Don't freakin ask me why...not like I was going anywhere!!

2) Next, if you shout out from an elevator, you get an echo back. Thats probably becoz no one thought that you were significant enough to shout back a reply...When someone does reply, that sounds like an echo too...

3) The people I was stuck in the lift with were quite cool...All uni students, 5 of them my classmates...So yeah, good company...Having said that, there were silent periods...I assumed that these silent periods could be used to do a bit of deep thinking, like why are we here? what is our purpose? you know...stuff like that...Well...my mind was blank...Stuff serious life questions man, I was just thinking of what I would write in my blog with regards to this incident.

4)People who are not stuck in an elevator think that its funny that you are...However, having said that in our case, the guys who were outside the lift and had completed their office tour were sweet enough to pass us complimentary Freddo chocolate bars through the tiny crack in the doors. Pity one of them fell down the elevator shaft!! Such a waste!!

5) Lifts which have 10 people breathing the same air can be very claustrophobic...Especially when the fan's not working...Damn dogdy lift if you ask me...

6) The capacity of the lift was 9 people, not 10...oops!! I think we all missed that...Ah wells!! Better luck next time, I guess...

Well, so yeah, thats about it...We all came out safely...A bit shaken (from standing for so damn long!!) and gulping for fresh air, but nevertheless, unharmed...

Gotta love elevators!!

5 Comments:

Blogger Leenz said...

i was once stuck in an elevator for 3hrs with a chick who couldn't speak english and was trying to communicate with me (i think she was trying to tell me to push the "open" button). The worse thing was that i was actually going down the elevator (which was the one in my lodge) to meet my friend who was waiting downstairs for me to let him in...wot was even worse than that was that i was already DYING to go to the toilet...

PS u vain bitch!!!!! hahaha

Thu May 04, 01:25:00 AM

 
Blogger pj said...

actually, i have no idea why you're not complaining, because I've seen the quality of the guys in engineering and its not really a pretty sight to see.

anyhow, congrats on getting out unscathed, but hope that you won't go around getting stuck in dodgy lifts with people you don't know. ;)

still, i think you must've enjoyed it some.

now i wouldn't mind getting stuck in the lift with some lovely guys like george clooney, johnny depp, etc.. *dreams*

Thu May 04, 09:19:00 AM

 
Blogger ferrarista said...

Leenz: Hahaha!! Your story's funny!! We did have a "toilet" issue with one of the guys too...Thankfully he was able to hold it in...

Weirdly enough, I have gotten stuck in an elevator before...with 4 other girls...we were going for Chemistry tuitions then...but that was for like 10 minutes only and the boys in our class were able to let us out...

And damn you, I am vain!! I know, I know...I'm such a loser!! :(

PJ: I totally agree with you when you say that the quality of guys in engineering is not too high (looks-wise at least). But because we girls are so few, they are always extra-nice to us!!

However, I agree with you even more when you say that it would be a real pleasure to get stuck in a lift with Johnny Depp...or with Ralf...considering my recent infatuation with him...But yeah, I found the whole experience fun coz I was stuck for just 40 minutes...If I'd been there for 3 hours like Leenz was, I'd probably be really pissed off after that...

Anyhoos girls, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!! You'll are my new best friends ;)

Arrivederci girls!!

Thu May 04, 01:43:00 PM

 
Blogger pj said...

u girls certainly are mine. :)

Fri May 05, 10:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Leenz said...

aaaww u 2 r just too cute!

Fri May 05, 02:29:00 PM

 

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