A to Z Challenge 2016 · freedom · Tuesday Chatter · Uncategorized

E = elevator…

Have you ever been stuck in an

I have…twice!
Once in the left one and once in the right one.

The first time the E2016levator kept going up and down.
Didn’t stop at any floor just went up and down.
I didn’t panic or anything I was confident it would stop.
And it did stop after three or four trips up and down,
not on my floor but I got out anyway and took the stairs.

The second time the E2016levator didn’t move and the door didn’t open.
I waited a couple of minutes and pushed buttons with no success
so I used the emergency button that calls 911.
The operator asked if I was okay or did I need medical help.
I was fine no medical help needed.
She said okay she would send the fire department.
I really didn’t want that but it seems it is a law;
if you are stuck in the elevator and call for help
the fire department is sent.

I have a thing for firemen.  Don’t know why.
I just think they are all huggable and loveable.
Anyway, I could hear sirens and then a pounding on the door.
They told me to stay calm and they would have me out in no time.
I was very calm and they did open the door in no time.

There were six firemen out there, one with a medical kit
who wanted to take my blood pressure and listen to my heart.
I said no I was fine.
The truth was BP and HR were probably high.
I mean really! Six huggable good looking guys smiling at me!

I was a bit embarrassed with the attention and told them so.
One laughed and said, “wait until you get downstairs”.
We all got in the other elevator and once in the lobby
I was greeted by at least ten more firemen.
Outside there were two fire trucks with more men.
Be still my heart!
I have to admit whenever I use our  E2016levators
I say a little prayer…most often that it will get me to
the floor I want and the door will open…
but sometimes remembering all those firemen…

That’s my post for the letter

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18 thoughts on “E = elevator…

  1. When the fire department gets called, they come in force. I’ve never been stuck in an elevator and I hope it never happens. I get very claustrophobic.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. It would be a nightmare if there was a power outage causing the problem…there would be no way to call for help. Oh wait, just never get in an elevator without your cell phone! I must remember my advice. 😉

  2. This made me laugh. I’ve never been stuck in an elevator. All those firemen, though… maybe I should ride in them more often. Firemen are heroic. Can’t go wrong there.

  3. I am scared of elevators. I don’t know that I’ve ever been stuck in one, but I’m scared to death of it happening. My daughters have been trapped in elevators on several occasions. Very upsetting all around. I’m at a hard place in my life right now because I’m scared of getting stuck in an elevator, but due to COPD, I can’t take the stairs. I pray something fierce every time I have to get into an elevator.

    David thought what you said about the firemen was funny. He used to be an EMT and worked with a fire department in one place he lived. They often rolled everything when they got a call on a slow day, especially the volunteer crews. 🙂

    Have a great night!

      1. I think so. He’s got the most beautiful, sparkly hazel eyes that I’ve ever seen. His eyes were the first thing that I noticed about him. 🙂

  4. I’ve never been stuck in an elevator but I was stuck in an automatic car wash once. Scary!
    Yeah, I’d be grinning from ear to ear too with all those firemen around.

    1. I liked going through car washes but have never been stuck in one. Now I think most car washes take the cars through without anyone in the car.

    1. I remember going downtown to shop with my gramma and taking elevators that had attendants. Those old timey elevators made my stomach lurch.

  5. This was a wonderful “E” post that had me smiling all the way! We are on the 9th floor of our building and the three elevators frequently get stuck or choose stops/no stops with careless abandon. I’ve had some interesting rides! Sadly, we all carry our cell phones and are instructed to call the maintenance man, who doesn’t have quite the “curb appeal” of your firemen! 😉 It can be pretty scary for someone new to our building though. Wow, they really bring out the manpower to rescue at your building, where can we sign up for that?? 🙂
    Josie Two Shoes from Josie’s Journal

    1. My “stuck” experiences were here where I live and we don’t have an on-site maintenance man. I think it was a slow day at the fire department when I called for help.

  6. I have been stuck in an elevator a few times, but never the experience you had with the firemen coming to rescue you 🙂 I walked in a hospital one time on the 9th floor of it. I took the stairs a lot to avoid being stuck in the elevator (that was where I got stuck). I always felt better riding the elevator with someone, even if it was a total stranger 🙂


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