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    Just had to share my kinda scary experience. I work in downtown Seattle in a skyscraper. It is a 36 story building. I work on the 19th floor. I was on the elevator and was at the 13th floor when all of a sudden a loud, buzzing alarm sounded in the elevator. Then, woosh!!!! The elevator began to plummet its way down 13 floors!!! It was going twice the normal speed!! Thankfully I safely landed at the lobby and the doors opened. I was obviously the only one on the elevators at the time this happened, because when I stepped out of the elevator, all the other elevators were open and not running and there was a crowd of about 40 people standing there staring at me as I walked out of the elevator.

    What a way to start the day!!!

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    Keep walking straight ahead, out of the building, go home and call it an early weekend ! That would be too much for me :shock:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Keep walking straight ahead, out of the building, go home and call it an early weekend ! That would be too much for me :shock:
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    Ditto!

    Go straight to the LQS and buy yourself something special for surviving that!!


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    Wow! You didn't have to go to an amusement park! Glad you made the trip down alright. I would have p my paints! :lol: :lol:

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    That would be scary! I agree w/the others...only stop at your LQS for the sales you must be here to buy for! Celebrate! Celebrate the sale and the fact you must be sooooooooo skinny that darn elevator did not even know you were there:)Good reasons for more fabric! Skeat

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    I would have had to go home and change my panties!!! Scary.

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    I sure wish I was skinny enough that the elevate didn't notice me, but that however is not the reality :)

    It didn't really scare me until after it happened. My only thoughts were, I hope this is a soft landing, and that the elevator doors open when it does stop. I sure didn't want to be stuck in the elevator!!

    I sure wish I could have used that as an excuse to go home, but I am a paralegal who works in employment law. Today is pension check day for our clients on a state disability pension. I handle those clients, and their checks. It is the only money they receive every month, and I would never want to delay getting them their money. So rain or shine, deathly ill, plummeting elevator, etc. I am here on pension check day every month. However, it probably does warrant an excuse for a stop by Joann's on the way home this evening :lol: And when my boyfriend makes fun of me for stopping at the fabric store AGAIN!! I can say, but I had a scary experience and needed something to make me feel better :lol: He of course will say Yeah Right, and then laugh.

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    Any excuse is a good excuse!!
    tell him you had to get fabric to make new underwear as the old ones were ruined.... :lol: :oops:

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    :lol:

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    OMG! I don't think I would be able to keep my legs under me! It is a good thing you are young! Definitely time to treat yourself! :lol:

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    I've heard they have emergency brakes but I'm sorry you had to find out first hand! Just think of all the exercise you'll get taking the stairs ...

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    Yeah, people would have looked at me too - on account of the wet spot on my pants. Oh how scary. Glad you're OK.

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    Wow! That is some way to jump start your day Leona! Holy Cannolis! Glad that it was a soft landing for you...oh, and have FUN at JoAnn's tonight! :wink:

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    (My only thoughts were, I hope this is a soft landing, and that the elevator doors open when it does stop. I sure didn't want to be stuck in the elevator!! ) *I would have prob been caught jumping in the mid air as not to feel the impact, or I would think:)LOL Then the doors would open w/me in mid air...

    ( And when my boyfriend makes fun of me for stopping at the fabric store AGAIN!! I can say, but I had a scary experience and needed something to make me feel better :lol: He of course will say Yeah Right, and then laugh.) *Now you can explain the extra fabric that comes today and for many more days and years is now you just might have another almost emergency and might need cushion!LOL Skeat

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    Wheeee! Sounds like the Tower of Terror ride at MGM Studios. I HATE that ride! LOL!

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    Oh, you poor thing! You are describing my worst nightmare, I ride the elevator every day at work and am always listening for creaks or odd sounds. Were you able to get back onto the elevator the next day? I don't think I would be able to do that, I feel so bad for you.

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    The elevators were closed down for a bit, and I sure wasn't going to climb 19 flights of stairs in my high heel shoes. So I grabbed some Starbucks and waited. Then I took the elevator. It was kinda hard to get on the elevator, but I don't have much of a choice if I want to get to work

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    OMG! Elevators and bridges are my phobia. Thank goodness you are okay. and you got back on that horse, so to speak. Someone told me if an elevator falls, jump up and down and you have a 50/50 chance of being okay when it lands? I never believed that but...... I worked on the 39th floor of the IDS tower in Minneapolis, and was stressed by the time I got to work. When that bridge fell down in Mpls it took me a while to go see my relatives. I'm glad you're okay.

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    Actually Myth Busters busted the "jump" theory. Sorry. I would never have gotten back on the elevator. They are my phobia too. I got stuck in one once and my boss laughed at me. I was freaking out. That is just one reason he was a jerk. There were plenty more. I am glad you are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I would have had to go home and change my panties!!! Scary.
    Ditto for me :oops: :oops:

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    I would have also had to go home to put on clean panties :oops: .

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    Jeepers! Not only would I have to go home someone would have to take me home. I for sure would have a problem working the rest of the day. I so glad you are okay and could handle the scare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Wow! You didn't have to go to an amusement park! Glad you made the trip down alright. I would have p my paints! :lol: :lol:

    Ninnie
    This answer fits me too!!! straight to the lqs to buy fabric to make new pants, to replace the ones i just ruined! whoooooaaaaa! :shock:

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    THANK YOU for letting me know that a plummeting elevator ride is something that can be survived!!!
    My recurring nightmare involves elevators that are too heavy to move, dropping, etc. I would never test the jump theory based on the idea that my weight crashing down combined with the already plummeting elevator would be just the straw to break the cable. :(
    The doors would most likely open for all to see me spread-eagled on the floor, distributing my weight for less impact :)

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    Wow. That would be so scary. We ride in the elevator everyday at work. One of my co-workers called to tell us she was stuck between the fourth and fifth floor. Only problem is we only have four floors. Got her out eventually. Still not as scary as your experience.

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