says the inspirational song. A very nice one actually. Last saturday, I was out shopping with me wife at one of our local supermarket stores here in the Netherlands. Digros. We drove allthe way up the winding car garage, as it seems everyone had the same idea: do some shopping on your free saturday. So, parking the car on the 8th floor !, we now made our way to go downstairs. I saw a couple where the lady decided to go down the stairs, even though her partner would have liked to use the lift instead, he followed her. On the contrary, I thought, well, we should use the lift, but my dear wife, (now don’t blame her after a tiring week, preferred the lift) We got in with a couple and their 2 children, an some 4 or 5 other People. Lift started downwards then disaster. It stopped just after the 4th floor . Actually between the 4th and 3 rd. help ! One of the kids began to cry and was reassured by the mum. I tried to slow my breathing before an attach of ‘claustrophobia’ set in ( I have been a sufferer previously) and then reached for the alarm as well as someone else.
This was uncharted territory for me. I have heard of it and maybe watched too many films with people stuck in lifts. Not a great experience. We all started chatting, all complete strangers :-)After some 5 – 10 mins, we had a voice letting us know that they were walking on it. However, all attempts to reset the lift system failed. So, they prised the doors open, and we had to climb out and I was able to lend a hand in helping people up. That feels good. Afterwards we stumbled across one of thge people in the store and smiled at one another. I guess we become acquaintances for life .
Ever got stuck in a lift before? let’s hear about it