Office Worker Nightmare

More than planes hitting buildings, this is my office worker nightmare: trapped in an elevator alone, thinking its going to drop to the basement at body-killing speed any second.

Today this very fear happened to someone who works on my floor but for another company – she was trapped in the elevator for ten minutes at lunch hour. Apparently the elevator was acting up all morning but had just passed inspection by the Otis repairwoman when it trapped the office worker.

Luckily, the Otis people were still onsite and were quick in unlocking the doors and freeing the trapped passenger, but not before the shaken woman went through at least one round of queasy stomach “I’m gonna die!” panic attacks in her confinement.

As I left for lunch, I took the stairs.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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