An up’lifting’ experience

Elevators or ‘lifts’ as they are called are a law unto themselves.

I am standing in the lift lobby. Two lifts service the building. Both lifts are on the highest floor (definitely a conspiracy).Β  It’s almost like there’s a hidden camera watching people who are running late, which then informs the lift to stay put for a while on the farthest floor possible!

I groan and pace, as I press the button to call these moving capsules.

One responds, and slowly makes its way down, floor by floor. It finally reaches my floor, and the doors open.


Fifteen faces stare back at me, as if to say, “Hey, why did you stop the lift.”


          Courtesy –

I smile foolishly; one woman nods, all the others stare at some point above my head, thinking of very important things!

The other lift is still stuck on the 16th floor.Β  I press the call button, but it doesn’t budge. I wait now for the working lift to come back up again. Phew! finally it arrives.

Now, I am the only person in the lift, the mirrors in the lift reflect and re-reflect my images. I turn, a hundred heads turn. Finally, I reach the ground floor.

On my way back in the afternoon, I am warmly received by both lifts on the ground floor. I smile. I stand next to the lift on the left side and press the button. I look at my phone, and look up. The doors remain closed. I look puzzled before I realize that the call was answered by the other lift. By the time I run to the other lift, it’s doors have closed and it has started moving upwards in response to a call from a higher floor.

I press the button again, and enter the other lift. Truly an uplifting experience.

Am I the only one, or do you all have crazy ‘lift’ experiences too?


10 thoughts on “An up’lifting’ experience”

  1. Oh, I have my share of such experiences. My office spans from the seventh to fourteenth floor. The lower floors serve another company. Most of the times, especially when I am returning, the lift would stop on every single floor, even at second! Imagine my frustration.

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  2. One of my duties as a museum security guard is to check the elevators at the end of the day. We must make sure that no museum visitors get left behind when the building closes.

    I have the gift of hearing things that no one has said. At the end of one day my co-worker & fellow guard said to me, “Is there anybody in the elevator.” I heard, “Elvis is in the alligator.” So perhaps Elvis is in the elevator and the alligator ate him!! Go Figure?!! LOL!!

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