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Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:13 pm

I saw this article...
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story...2006/07/24/man-elevator-fatal.html

And thought, thank God I have never been stuck in a lift.
Have you?

Also, when I was in Canada, I noticed that several lifts had a 'STOP' button, and an access hatch in the ceiling. I have never seen such things in British lifts.

Yet, in many US films the stop button and hatch are regularly used by Bruce Willis when in a tight spot.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:15 pm

Cue BAB and his story reference his supposedly knockout neighbor (a picture of her we've yet to see here  scratchchin  ).
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:39 pm

Ive been stuck in a lift once, with a very cute girl.

The thing of dreams, I hear you all think. Well, no.

The thing was, she stank. Literally and very much so, like she hadnt bathed for a couple of weeks and was incontinent (the lift had smelt fine without her in it). She was georgeous but untouchable, well - unbearable  Smile

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Cue BAB and his story reference his supposedly knockout neighbor

What's this about then? Did he get seduced by a stunner in a lift?

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 2):
and was incontinent

That must have been rough man. I was on the bus only last week and the guy sat at the front was clearly a piss head and had shat himself. The smell was unbearable. The seat was stained too.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:28 pm

I've never been, fortunately. All the lift in my building (which I currently don't have to bear being anywhere near to Big grin ) has done so far, maybe two or three times, is to stop suddenly, stand still for a brief moment, reset the "software", go down to the basement and act normally again.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:37 pm

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 2):
She was georgeous

Well that would've made me a bit suspicious right off the bat.  Wink
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:44 pm

I have never exactly been stuck but I was about 10 years old and the lift stopped online with the flooring so I had 2ft of floor in the centre, 3 ft of floor 12 at the top and 3ft of floor 11 at the bottom.

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Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:00 am

When I was 3, we were at my Aunt and Uncles wedding. Now she is a total bitch and we all hate her. She felt it was necessary to send all the family, bridesmaid and herself up to the second floor in the Freight Elevator before the cocktail hour started for some last min photos. Well of course the elevator got stuck, and no one cared. It was dusty, her makeup was running from her crying, and it took close to 2 hours before the fire dept got us all out

Every 6 months or so I talk to my dad and he just cracks up when we remember the story.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:00 am

yup happened to me, I was in Prince ALbert, Saskatchewan for a hockey tournament and the brainiacs that we are decided to see how many people we could fit. It turns out you can fit 16 people in an elevator. We were stuck for about 20 minutes before the doors were pryed open for us.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:12 am

Some Elevators are Equipped with Battery Backup,That can be utilised in case of Power cuts to reach the nearest Floor.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:32 am

I was stuck in a small lift twice for over an hour. Once at 8:00pm.I thought we would have to spend the night standing up.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:07 am

I've been stuck in elevators at least 3 times. 2 of those times were bearable as I was only in there for about 1 hour. But the 3rd time was a complete nightmare. I had to wait 4 hours before help came. LOL. I wasn't worried or anything like that, but I was getting impatient. Thank god I had a book in my backpack, I just spent the entire time reading. There was nothing better to do...

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:28 am

Yeah at work - had been to A&E for something and decided to take the lift to my floor (ICU) got in, pressed the button, the doors closed but the lift did'nt !! I was stuck - I tried to keep a level head (I don't like lifts I panic in them for some reason?) pressed the phone button and got a porter - I remember screaming at him (totally illogical) and eventually the works Dept opened the doors!! Work - Lifts never again!!
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:33 am

Yes, at a hotel in san antonio. dont remember which. it was one of thsoe outdoor elevators that goes up a glass tube. sheesh was that a scary view. come about after 2 hours of standing there looking 20 floors down onto earth, we were let out.



oh and edit - someone cue aerosmith's "Love in an elevator"  Wink

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 12):

I hate lifts, but I have to use them, or else I'm stuck.  boxedin 

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:46 am

Got stuck once onboard a ferry. This was the same ferry that had a reputation for its elevators falling down... Big grin We called for help and 30 seconds later the doors opened, with the floor half a meter or so from the floor of the elevator. Just stepped out and went on our merry way.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:14 am

Yes...

I was working in a hospital and was transferring a cardiac patient from ER to CCU, which was two floors up. The power went out following a lightning strike while we were in the elevator. Since they draw so much current, the elevators weren't connected to the emergency generator. The elevator did what it was programmed to do and slowly descended to the next floor. The doors opened very slowly to reveal a couple of very pregnant women walking around in hospital gowns. We were stuck in the OB department. That's where the cardiac patient was held until the power came back on.

Since the OB department wasn't equipped with CCU equipment, I stayed and cared for the patient for three hours using telemetry and portable CCU equipment.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:32 am

I once got stuck on a ski lift. It was so cold and miserable and I was alone on the dumb thing. They couldn't get it to work so they had to lower everyone down with a harnest and a little seat thing. We were up there for about an hour and a half in the miserable Minnesota cold. Good experience looking back though  Smile
 
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:39 am

I got stuck on an elevator once at the Renaissance Dallas. The elevator just stopped between the 17th and 18th floors. Luckily, the power didn't go out, but it took about 20 minutes for someone to get the doors open on the 17th floor so that we could kneel down and jump a few feet to the 17th. I was a scared a little bit, but I think I would've freaked out if the power went out.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:42 am

Yes, happened to me in Turkey. It was a panorama lift made of glass, I had a nice overview during the 15 minutes I was stuck.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:46 am

I have never actually been stuck in a lift, however if I can recall any nightmares, they often involve being trapped in a lift, or being in a plummeting lift. Nasty stuff.

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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 19):
Yes, happened to me in Turkey. It was a panorama lift made of glass, I had a nice overview during the 15 minutes I was stuck.

When the Oslo Plaza (now Radisson SAS) was built, the elevator had a tendency to stop often. It was an outside panoramic elevator going from the ground up to the 37th floor. GREAT view. It did get pretty hot in there though, from what I've heard, when it stopped and it took a few hours to get them out.
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RE: Ever Been Stuck In A Lift?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:59 am

No but back in college I lived at the end of the hallway. The power just randomly went out in the building around 2300. There was a group of about 7 on one of the elevators, which stopped in between floors. I could hear them screaming and crying from 5 rooms down and they were about 3 floors above us. Happened 3-4 times Junior and Senior year that the power just gave out.

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