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It finally happened to me.

For the first time in my life I got stuck in an elevator. Thing was
going, suddenly stopped, then all the buttons showing the floors people
have pressed to go to all turned off. It didn't take them long to get it
going again, only 10-15 min. At least it was enough time for me to finish
my McDonald's while I was in there.

Right before it got going again it seemed to reboot with various lights
flashing. I wonder if it's a Windows server that runs the elevator
control system. 🙂

--
Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

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Re: It finally happened to me.

Joseph Marton wrote:

> Windows server that runs the elevator
> control system. 🙂


Lets hope not...

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said.
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Re: It finally happened to me.

That might could give a whole new meaning to "Blue Scream of Death"


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Re: It finally happened to me.

On Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:06:18 GMT, Joseph Marton
<jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com> wrote:

>going again, only 10-15 min. At least it was enough time for me to finish
>my McDonald's while I was in there.


At least you didn't go hungry.

>Right before it got going again it seemed to reboot with various lights
>flashing. I wonder if it's a Windows server that runs the elevator
>control system. 🙂


Scary thought.

Novell....it does a server good!
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Re: It finally happened to me.

In article <pan.2008.02.08.18.06.18.219396@SPAMhsemuni.com>,
jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com says...
> For the first time in my life I got stuck in an elevator. Thing was
> going, suddenly stopped, then all the buttons showing the floors people
> have pressed to go to all turned off. It didn't take them long to get it
> going again, only 10-15 min. At least it was enough time for me to finish
> my McDonald's while I was in there.
>
> Right before it got going again it seemed to reboot with various lights
> flashing. I wonder if it's a Windows server that runs the elevator
> control system. 🙂
>
>


My biggest fear is when I leave work sometimes, I'm like, "Oh, they're
cleaning the bathroom, I can wait until I get home", and then get
trapped in the elevator for hours.

Fortunately that's never happened to me, but apparently the elevator in
our building has stopped and had people in there for several hours while
they got it going again.
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Re: It finally happened to me.

Joseph Marton wrote:
> For the first time in my life I got stuck in an elevator. Thing was
> going, suddenly stopped, then all the buttons showing the floors people
> have pressed to go to all turned off.


The one time I got stuck in an elevator was here at work. I'd just
finished delivering a recently-repaired computer, and I had our little
cart with me. The elevator didn't stop, just kept going between first &
fourth floors, faster & faster. About the time I was able to get the
switchboard operator on the phone (I hate counter-intuitive emergency
devices), it was moving fast enough that standing up was no longer an
option. It took another 5 minutes or so of that before they could
override and get it stopped to get me out.


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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you
nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain
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Re: It finally happened to me.

Well with no legs that shouldn't be too embarrassing!! Just stand in corner
and smile :>)

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Frank McCallister
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"KittyNoLegs" <kittnolegs@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.2216793d9cbe6300989ce6@forums.novell.com...
> In article <pan.2008.02.08.18.06.18.219396@SPAMhsemuni.com>,
> jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com says...
>> For the first time in my life I got stuck in an elevator. Thing was
>> going, suddenly stopped, then all the buttons showing the floors people
>> have pressed to go to all turned off. It didn't take them long to get it
>> going again, only 10-15 min. At least it was enough time for me to
>> finish
>> my McDonald's while I was in there.
>>
>> Right before it got going again it seemed to reboot with various lights
>> flashing. I wonder if it's a Windows server that runs the elevator
>> control system. 🙂
>>
>>

>
> My biggest fear is when I leave work sometimes, I'm like, "Oh, they're
> cleaning the bathroom, I can wait until I get home", and then get
> trapped in the elevator for hours.
>
> Fortunately that's never happened to me, but apparently the elevator in
> our building has stopped and had people in there for several hours while
> they got it going again.


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Re: It finally happened to me.

Only happened to me, once. It was a retro-fit job in an ancient library
and was full of people heading to a meeting. We were about 3 feet from a
floor. One of the network guys got the door open and handed us down from
the ledge 🙂

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Re: It finally happened to me.

I was stuck on one when I was in Detroit. 40 minute wait I was told on
the telephone, so I lay down and tried to take a nap. Couldn't
though..... the other people were very nervous and kept making too much
noise... i.e. When will this be fixed? (response from building control
center... same as when you asked 4 minutes ago. It's still the same)

They would turn and announce that time to all within, even though we
heard the converstaion.

Than somebody would call again.... and get the same results.

I told them I was trying to take a nap because asking the folks the
same question every 5 minutes would not hurry up the process.

Why are you just laying there? What can I do lady? We're not moving. It
will take 40 minutes MINIMUM till we get the word. I'm not going
anywhere till than. It's not like the cable is about to snap and we all
fall 60 stories IF the brakes doesn't.

They finally saw the Emergency Operations shirt I was wearing and
figured out that I might know something. They were just freaked and
anxious.




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Re: It finally happened to me.

Sewermonger wrote:

> They were just freaked and
> anxious.


The guy I was in the elevator with tried to act calm, cool, and
collected... yet he had to keep wiping the sweat off his forehead with a
Kleenex. I don't think he was as calm as he was acting. 🙂

--
Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
who do."
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