I recently read a news report about people getting stuck in an elevator for an hour. And I wish I had been there. Crazy, aren’t I?
Well, dang, the people who were stuck in the elevator included three of my fave actors from my fave TV show “Modern Family”. Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. Can you IMAGINE what that would have been like? If you’re going to get stuck, get stuck with entertaining people! Right?
I actually stuck a hero and heroine in an elevator (with screaming babies) in one of my books. The Doctor Takes A Princess. I especially loved the heroine in this book. She was so ill-suited to deal with little babies and yet she stepped up.
There are actually some real-life suggestions for you should you get stuck in an elevator and here they are:
1. Do not panic.
2. Press the alarm button. (which seems to be the opposite of panic to me).
3. Dial 911 on your cell phone. (again which seems the opposite of panic to me).
4. Wait it out.
5. Play an icebreaker game with your fellow trapped humans.
I’m still liking the James Bond images of crawling out of the top of the elevator, but apparently this is not the best choice for us amateurs.
Have you ever been stuck anywhere? Elevator? Plane? How did you handle it?