Can’t BELIEVE I just walked into that.
The lifts at work are stuffed. It’s a 14 storey building with 6 lifts – of which 3 appear to be currently working. Coming in at any sort of peak time means you’re met with a queue of some length.
Today I was waiting with 3 or 4 people and pushing the call button failed to light it up. We waited and waited and waited and suddenly the 3 lifts opened as they all reached the ground floor simultaneously, and as I got into the front one the chap that was in there stayed in the lift (this is atypical behavior) and asked me what floor I was after.
Being an astute fellow, I quickly deduced that he was in some way connected with the operation of the lifts.
I said, “You’re in some way connected with the operation of these lifts.”.
He said, “I am, yes”.
I asked, “So, what’s going on with the lifts?”.
He explained: “The automatic call function isn’t working, so we’re manually controlling the lifts and going to every floor”.
I said, “That can’t be a particularly mind-expanding way to spend your day”.
(Oh god. I can’t believe I allowed this to happen…)
“Well, it has its ups and downs”