Why wouldn’t you use an elevator?

**WheeeeeeEEEEAAAP**   **WheeeeeeeEEEAAAAP**

“There has been an emergency reported in the building.

“Leave the building immediately, using marked stairways and exits.

“Do not use elevators.”

**WheeeeeeEEEEAAAP**   **WheeeeeeeEEEAAAAP**

 

Since an announcement about alarm testing preceded the howling siren, flashing lights, and monotone instructions, the building authorized me to ignore the alarm ahead of time.

 

It spoke from its walls and said “We are about to begin our alarm testing, and we should be finished by two. Go ahead and ignore the alarms.”

 

Ignore the alarms? A little difficult, don’t you think?

 

**WheeeeeeEEEEAAAP**   **WheeeeeeeEEEAAAAP**

“There has been an emergency reported in the building.

“Leave the building immediately,  **RING** using marked stairways and exits.

“Do not use elevators.” **RING**

**WheeeeeeEEEEAAAP**   **RING**  **WheeeeeeeEEEAAAAP**

 

Trying to talk on the phone didn’t better the situation either.

 

**WheeeeeeEEEEAAAP**

“So what you need to do is…”

**WheeeeeeeEEEAAAAP**

“There has been…”

“And then just send in”

“..ted in the building…”

“If you do that, then…”

“diately, using marked stairways and exits…” 

“but you don’t want to…”

“… Do not use elevators”.

 

Then, suddenly they stop. Silence washes through the entire office.

Whew.

 

I breathe a sigh of relief, just in time to hear the person on the phone ask. “Why would I use an elevator?”

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Queen Bee said,

    August 21, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my lordy. HAHAHA


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