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August 04, 2011


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gary rith

man, they OWED you that cookie and then some


I am a bit claustrophobic, so that is pretty much my worst nightmare. I'm guessing it was hardest on the lady who needed to pee! When I went to The Art Institute, I had classes on the 10th floor. There were SO many kids who would cram on the old, hand operated elevator that I would take the stairs most days, lugging my 10-15 lb art bag up 10 flights of stairs. My professors probably wondered why I always looked like I was going to pass out when I came to class!
I'm guessing it was hardest on the lady who needed to pee!


Oops, ignore the fact that it says "lady who needed to pee" twice! :)

Busy Bee Suz

YEP...I did want to hear it.
Scary...very very scary!




I am sure it was a very long 15 minutes. Some people would refuse to take the elevator down to get their cookie!

I suspect I would be the lady who needs to pee.


Thankfully, I have never been stuck in an elevator. I wonder how much longer my luck can hold out since I ride one almost every day.

I'm always the lady who needs to pee!


So was taking the elevator back down the equivalent of getting back on the horse that threw you? Because I probably would have taken the stairs just to be sure I wouldn't get stuck again. Although the odds of that happening again were probably pretty small.


I would definitely have taken the stairs down for that cookie!


Glad you survived! One of my favorite Onion articles is about how people turned cannabalistic after being stuck in an elevator ... for half an hour.

Schadenfreude Warehouse

This post made me think of "You've got Mail" and the scene where Tom Hanks realizes his girlfriend (Parker Posey) is an idiot. Except no one in your story could be confused with this.

Slow Panic

Love the cookies at Doubletree!!! Glad you were just in there for 15 minutes.


This justifies always having yummy cookies when taking an elevator. I can't remember the last time I was stuck in an elevator. Now that I'm living in a small town, I can't even think of the last time I took an elevator. There are no skyscrapers here. I guess I'll have to find another excuse to carry cookies with me.


Been there done that with a three year old who would not leave the very stupidly placed call button alone. Imagine the conversations... "Yes we are still stuck", "I'm very sorry, I am trying to keep him away from the button, but it is right within reach", and so on for an hour and a half. When the doors finally opened we had fire, rescue and an ambulance standing by "to evaluate the condition of the minor". Lord have mercy, a little elevatore maintenance goes a long way! AND we didn't get any cookies! at least your "event" had a delicious ending!

mom taxi julie

Funny we were just talking about what our reaction would be to being stuck in an elevator last night. I said just as long as I had service on my phone and or a book I'd probably enjoy the break :)

Aunt Snow

Never have been stuck in one, but I'm pretty glad I now work in a single-story building instead of on the 13th floor where I last worked.

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