It's Like Deja Vu

'Scuse me, but haven't we been through this before?

Oh yeah. THEN.

You'd think that was a once-in-a-lifetime event, wouldn't you? I would. Especially when you'd calculate the astronomical odds of it happening again IN THE SAME FRICKIN' ELEVATOR!

At least this time I was alone. No freaked-out Nervous Lady. No rude men. Just little ol' me.

Yesterday started off normally. Got up. Drove to work. Pressed the elevator button on the basement level to take me to my third floor office where my precious life-sustaining coffeemaker awaited.

As normal, the elevator door opened.

As normal, I stepped in.

As normal still, I pressed "3" and the door closed.

Then something very ABnormal happened. Everything went black.

CRAP.

I am sure it was less than a minute, but those few seconds seemed like an eternity as the worst-case-scenario thoughts sprang to mind:

Was I going up already?

If so, am I going to plunge downward to my death (or as the very least, to my slight-injury)?

And why the heck can't I find my damn cellphone so I can at least shed some light on my untimely demise?

Because it was DARK. Absolute black. No lights on the control panel. Nothing. Like total sensory deprivation. And then I remembered my previous encounter with this Evil Elevator...

Don't let it's shiny facade fool you. It's Eeeeevil I tell ya.

so I once again called upon my Super Powers and pulled open the door! My irrational fears were unfounded; I hadn't moved beyond the basement level... geez. How embarassing.

I stepped out of the ex-elevator-now-cave, as two people stopped to ask whether I was in there when the power went out.

I acted cool. "Oh yeah. No prob."

*Ahem*. Yep. I can ACT too.

But I do believe someone is hinting that I should start taking the stairs more often.

20 People would rather be commenting:

Madeline said...

Elevators are forever evil! Hi-Ya!

Daisy said...

::shivers:: That elevator might be out to get you. It might be better to take the stairs.

Venom said...

As I read, I was thinking that it'd only take once to convince me the stairs were a better option for me.

You're a better actress than I could be too - sweating and freaking out is hard to disguise.

You're also freakishly strong for a little gal.

Richard said...

Elevators are always fun. Especially ones that don't work.

middleagedcrazywoman said...

Crap. I'd probably still be in there curled up in a teeny ball...

Possibly crying...

Or maybe moaning...

M


ps- congrats on getting out without any of the above!

middleagedcrazywoman said...

Crap. I'd probably still be in there curled up in a teeny ball...

Possibly crying...

Or maybe moaning...

M


ps- congrats on getting out without any of the above!

Kisma said...

Stairs are my friend except at the end of my shift because its late and I am one of the last few people to leave my office.

I would have been a mess after that.

Babs-beetle said...

I would definitely not get into that lift again! Stairs every time, from that moment on.

Janet said...

Ooo Scary! Lucky you were still on the ground floor and not stuck somewhere in limbo!

CrazyPrincess said...

One of my worst nightmares. I would be taking the stairs from now on.

JoJo said...

I am so scared of elevators. I have terrible dreams about elevators. The one in our building in San Francisco would sometimes act up and I would just freak if they jumped, or opened above or below the floor.

Lady Banana said...

No way would I want to get in that lift ever again!!

Lotus07 said...

My first thought would be....oww Cool, there must have been nuclear strike or comet attack and I am probably the only person on the planet that will survive, because i am in this elevator....and when those doors do open, there will probably be Zombies!!!. (my life is just one big adventure)

Jay said...

Aaah .. scary! Definitely you should take the stairs! Or at the very least, have your cellphone in your hand when you enter!

SWUBIRD said...

Maureen:

Very funny. But it could have been much different. What if those doors would not have opened so easily? Yikes!

Happy trails.

AisforRandom said...

Just found your blog, I really like it! Never been stuck in a elevator, but good to know it's possible to manually open the door. I may have just sat in the corner rocking, holding my knees to my chest.

Dezirella said...

I would totally FREAK out. I get claustrophobic at Walmart.

VE said...

What if elevators take us to subtly different parallel worlds every time we use them?

AisforRandom said...

that makes my stomach hurt

thegradualday said...

Stairs are cool, but let's face it; without that specific, cunning, diabolical elevator lurking, waiting to try new ways to capture you, off your guard, with the scent of coffee compelling you inward, when would you get to do your Super Powers thing?

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