We all gotta use them, so you know there’s bound to be some freaky stories. And after 15 years of being forced to use the elevators over stairs, I even got one of my own.
About 5 years ago at the Hyatt in downtown Minneapolis, I was leaving a fancy steak house on Valentine’s Day. I decided to cruise back down the skyway to catch a ride to the ground level using the Hyatt’s bank of elevarors. Simple enough, right? You’d be wrong.
After the ‘vator got to “G” I began rolling out like I always do, thinking about my next plans for the evening, when all of a sudden my entire body (and chair) jarred, tilting steeply downward. I was FREAKED. I looked down to see what the heck was up, and saw that the elevator had stopped a foot before being level with the actual ground. I wasn’t looking (who ever does?), so needless to say this came as a total shock. And LUCKILY my man at the time was there and helped me put me and my chair upright again. Whew!
Not only did my neck kill for days afterwards, but I’ve never blindly trusted elevators again. There’s millions of elevators in this world. Accidents are bound to happen.
Share with me your elevator stories, people. You know you got some. Entertain me!
PS. Keep your cell on you whenever you plan on using one. You just never know what can happen. And yes, you can call me paranoid.
PPS. The picture above is of one of the coolest elevators in the world: A sans-top ‘vator in Paris.