Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ever been trapped in the lift?

I have.

Tonight, it was on the news that about 11 people were stuck in the lift, in one of Sydney's Attractions. The people were inside the lift when it suddenly stopped midway between the restaurant and the ground level. It was said on tv that they were stuck for a few hours! Click on this link for a bit of information.

As for me, getting stuck in the lift, well that happened about in the year 2000. I lived in a building where my parent's unit was higher than level 20. The lift just stopped, lights were on though, but there was a sudden halt. It was quite hot inside, good thing it was not packed. Only about 5 persons including me. We got onto the guards on the emergency button. Soon after about 10 minutes the lift was working again. It was the longest 10 minutes ever. So many things ran through my head at that time. It's good I'm not SO claustrophobic. Otherwise I might have hyperventilated. It's good too that everyone in the lift I was with did not panic. Otherwise it would have been an even more unpleasant experience.

Have you ever experienced this?


Z'riz said...

wow! it's good that you were fine...I don't know what I'd do if that would have happened to me...I'm not claustrophobic, though so I think I'm good! :)

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chinita said...

good that you are fine.. i had the same experience being trapped in an elevator and it took about 20 minutes for them to get us out and I was just on a 15 minute break from work.. hehe i took sometime before I could go on lifts alone again..

Coriander Dreams said...

Hi Z'ris, will update your site in a while... :) thanks for dropping by!

Hi Chinita! Gosh, I know how u feel! Glad we are okay now. Hehe!

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