Friday, February 03, 2017

Brief Encounters

I was headed out of the condo building early one morning recently, I pushed the call button for the elevator, the elevator came down a couple of floors and opened and I stepped in.  There was a cute young couple inside, and a small suitcase.  They looked shocked, surprised and maybe a little embarrassed.  She had her backed turned to me and was kind of jumping up and down.  I kind of wondered if I had interrupted a little close up and personal time - you know - having sex in the elevator.  

She turned to me and said, "we are going to have a baby - sooooon!" with her voice rising 15-octaves at the end of the sentence. She was wearing sweats and a T-shirt and it was obvious nothing else.  She looked excited - he looked terrified.  He said "we will see what the doctors say, she replied, I hope we get to the doctors on time.  

I hope things went well for them.   I wonder if this was the first time they looked embarrassed in that elevator?  

What is the craziest thing you have seen in an elevator?  


  1. Replies
    1. I think you could rich by inventing the self flushing elevator - the elevators in the Metro parking garages are disgusting some mornings.

  2. Oddly, I can't think of one crazy thing. And I spent a good amount of my life in tall buildings with elevators. Maybe I simply stop noticing.

  3. Oddly I can't think of anything crazy either and I've spent a lot of time riding the elevators in Vegas over the years. Maybe I should be more observant.

  4. Anonymous2/04/2017

    I was in a London building in the lift (sorry we call them lifts here) when the phone rang in the box built into the wall which you use in an emergency. It was the British Embassey in Paris calling. I said they had a wrong number but bizarrely I asked him what the weather was like.

  5. A bogart. But it may have been the martinis.