Have you ever been stuck in an elevator? I have experienced this predicament. By chance or luck, the elevators were designed to stop at the nearest floor and to open the door on all these occasions. Do you know there are people who are claustrophobic and hence avoid the elevators? Then there are others who use the stairs to stay fit. I used to work with the latter category where these people will climb up to the 9th floor using the stairs!
Anyways, the subject is about being stuck in an elevator. These days, there is a telephone installed in the elevator using which you can communicate with the maintenance crew. That also leads to interesting conversation. Last week, a friend of mine was in an elevator with his wife when it stopped abruptly
My friend didn't panic. He picked up the telephone in the elevator and talked to a voice on the other end.
Voice on the other end (VOOE): Hello
My Friend: *calm distinct in the voice* Please help.
VOOE: You are stuck in the elevator?
My Friend: Yes.
VOOE: You alone?
My Friend: No.
VOOE: *smile distinct in the voice* Are you with your girlfriend?
My Friend: *smiles* No, with my wife.
VOOE: *urgency and panic distinct in the voice* Hang in there, man. I am getting you out NOW.