After my adventure getting down to Toronto last week, I thought I’d had enough of an adventure.
Seems the universe disagreed with me.
On Monday night, I got stuck in one of the hotel elevators for an hour and a half.
This was a first for me. I’d heard of, and I’ve know of, many people who have been stuck in elevators over the years. I’ve seen it countless times on television and in movies.
Another experience for the idea file 🙂
Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m laid back. I’ll apologize in advance for the true story not being exciting, but here it is, for the record:
I was on the twelfth floor. I called the elevator, it arrived, I got on, and pressed the button for the main floor. The elevator descended, stopped, and then nothing happened.
I pressed the main floor button again, just in case. Nothing. I pressed the open door button. Nothing.
Swearing silently at my luck, I briefly considered hitting the “Alarm” button, but figured that it would only be loud and irritating, and I’d only be able to handle that for a handful of seconds before I went crazy.
So I looked around for some kind of call button, or an intercom. There was a phone behind a brass door beneath the button panel. I picked it up.
It connected me to the front desk. I explained my situation, and the desk clerk advised that he was sending his colleague down to reset the elevator in the control room.
They did that twice. I received three more calls from the front desk with status reports. I think I was expected to be claustrophobic, freak out somehow. The first reset had failed, and the second. They had called the service technician, but he was 45 minutes out from the hotel.
So I hunkered down on the floor and tried to get comfortable. What would be the point of getting upset? I kind of dozed, but it was about as useful as trying to sleep on the red-eye back from Vancouver last fall.
The desk clerk called back as the technician opened the door to tell me that the technician had arrived. Um, yeah.
The technician advised me to jump for it. He was funny.
So that was my Monday night adventure.
It made for a great story in class the next morning: so what did you do last night?
And when I told Phil, he laughed at me. Nice one, dude.
By the way, what do you think of my first attempt at using Canva (for the picture)? From the user perspective, it wasn’t bad. Just getting used to the interface. Not sure if the wordage works either. It reflects my personality, but it’s a bit past its best before date 😛