Monday, June 4, 2012

To Elevate

Ways to elevate your elevator experience.

When you get off the elevator, whisper to the others who stayed on, "I'd get off the elevator NOW if I were you."

Hum the "Mission Impossible" theme, speak into your lapel and say "Right, Jim".

When there is only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

Sit with a desk, pencil cup and a telephone in the elevator. When someone walks in, ask
if they have an appointment.

Put a cardboard box in the corner; when someone gets on ask them if they can hear ticking.

Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: "Got enough air in there?"

Announce in a demonic voice: "I must find a more suitable host body."

While the doors are opening, hurriedly whisper, "Hide it. quick!" then whistle innocently.

Yeah, it's a Monday.  You may think this is a completely random post but most of us aspiring writers have day jobs (with elevators) and it's these little episodes of crazy that get us through the day.  And help us to remember not to take ourselves too seriously.


  1. LOL. Now I wish I had to go somewhere with an elevator . . .

  2. I don't think they're working you hard enough. You have WAY too much time to think about things other than accounting. :D

    Ooh, and I can't wait to try number six.

  3. I needed this laugh! Have I ever mentioned that elevators freak me out?

  4. Oh, yes! The desk one sounds like a lot of work, but I think it would definitely be worth it!


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