Sunday, June 19, 2005

Morning Hazard


Bring it!

Every work day, I am extremely early at the office. Don't get me wrong, I ain't a morning person. But the fact that I could have a good 50 minutes just for myself, tending to a hot chocolate by the computer screen (reading blogs), I could not help but be early.

But this morning, my stringent schedule went bonkers. As I realised that the elevator I was riding got stuck.

Brrrrrrriiinnnnnnngggggg!!! Bringgggggg!!! This petite Chinese lady kept on pushing the Bringgggg button. "Aiyoh, stuck ah," she said.

Like duh woman, I thought. The tudung lady besides me looked startled, and held her hand bag closer to her chest. The petite Chinese lady kept on Bringgg-ing.

All of a sudden, the elevator moved, stopped, moved again, and stopped. The door immediately opened, but to our horror (yes, I was scared), it only opened two inches wide. Through the crack, it was obvious that we were stuck between the third and the forth floor.

"Aiyoh, macam mana?" the petite Chinese lady said.

On my left, the tudong lady was already on Bismillahirahmannirahim mode, while I suggested to petite Chinese lady whether we should pry the door open. "Yeah, good idea!" she said. Both of us grabbed our respective side of the door and pulled. Surprisingly, it worked!

"Sekarang, macam mana?" the tudong lady asked. Sweet God, good point. Are we to climb or to roll over to the third floor? For some reason, both options looked incredibly Mission Impossible.

As I stood there to think, the elevator door shut again, and I remember at that exact point, that I was going to be a goner. But, I guess God still have faith in me, as I found the elevator lowering down to the ground floor and opened. Immediately, all three of us rushed out like very mad prisoners, and became bestfriends with the staircase that day.

PS: Just for the day...

36 Comments:

Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

do you know it is dangerous to pry open doors of lifts that are stuck in between floors. but if there's nothing else one can do, it's better to climb up than to jump down.

sudah kena banyak kali wooo!!!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Rostam78 said...

Hehehe... must have been an experience. Me lucky, never got stuck before....

7:28 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

You lucky devil, got stuck with two ladies.... my mind is wondering... far very far....

7:29 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

join the club! i've been stuck twice. 1st time for 1hr with 2 friends where i experienced my 1st panic attack and the 2nd time alone. trust me things get a whole lot worse when you're claustrophobic and reliving memories of movies on plunging elevators don't help either!!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Pojan said...

thank god, you're alive!

Isn't there atleast one horror/thriller movie that has a person who's trying to climb out an elevator that stuck between 2 floors and got his/her body cut into two just when he/she is halfway through.

8:12 PM  
Blogger kepala_angin said...

cool experience.. wonder how long you gonna shun the elevator. hmm..

8:15 PM  
Blogger teek said...

hmm...i would hope for officer Jack Traven (reeves in Speed) to rescue me. ;) of course la, u won't hope for the same thing. euw :)

8:30 PM  
Blogger thinktankgal said...

Oh dear...You poor thing....It's ok, a good morning exercise huh :-)

8:43 PM  
Blogger Pesa said...

hehehe...i rarely take the elevator...1st floor meh!! anyway...that god you survived that.Is there any possibilities ppl can be cut into 2 after getting stuck between the door of a moving elevator? have to check on Jaime and Adam (Mythbuster) on that la :P

9:00 PM  
Blogger Mini Ninie said...

What you just experienced, only happens in my wildest night(day)mare. Dah lah line coverage's the worst when you're inside the elevator. Little Lift of Horror, lah!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Inn said...

nearly fell off my chair laughing. I've lost count the number of time this happened just by reading ur blog. *lol*

You take simple event, churn it out using simple descriptive sentences and somehow weave it all together into hilarious short stories. Me like very much. Keep it up :)

9:21 PM  
Blogger Inn said...

eh, lupa.. What happened to Ms Chi?

9:22 PM  
Blogger random-girl said...

hmm. i kinda know how you feel. i was stuck in an elevator once. thing is, i was alone and it was nearing or past midnight... and the apartments i was in is notoriously haunted. so i was shitting my pants for other reasons...

9:31 PM  
Blogger chick arse said...

i would think that almost everyone who esp works, would experience what u did, at least once in their lifetime....but fortunate for me...so far...however, once i had to put up with my uni's lift which was not behaving at its best.My class was on the 18th floor, and we were going down til it stopped somewhere on the 9th floor.As we were goin down,all of us felt like it was going way faster than any typical lift would.For a moment all of us were silent and we even thought that the cables had been cut, or went loose, all these creepy thoughts..and i didn't know what to do other than holding on to the bars,tight.Fortunately,it stopped on the 3rd floor..HARD.And continued goinf down, at a slower, normal pace.Phew.Imagine if i were to die in a lift.Heh, reminds me of a scene in Mr. & Mrs. Smith now

9:51 PM  
Blogger Pantani's 2nd Cousin said...

u r a girl.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Foxybabe said...

There has been a case in my building, the cable break loose! From 45th to 40th floor. A guy break his leg. Lucky his all rite.
Lucky u are too!

12:14 AM  
Blogger mangolisa said...

Look at it this way - you don't have to do the stairmasters in the gym today LOL!!! At least the two ladies showered and wore deodorant right :P :P :P

12:21 AM  
Blogger Vlad said...

I think I am getting used to it -- being stuck in a lift. The only thing is I haven't had two girls at once yet.

Like Jay would have said, "We are dying soon. Let's fuck. Snootchies Bootchies.

12:36 AM  
Blogger silent said...

just bloghopping... i like your writing :) i hope the rest of your day went without horror

12:46 AM  
Blogger aeyya said...

guess this is the reason why LIFT list as ma Top Fobia things ;(

1:05 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

i guess i'm still lucky enough.. tak penah lagi got stuck in a lift. nasib baik tak jadik cam a scene from Hollywood Tower of Terror ride.. :)

3:21 AM  
Blogger Ewok said...

OMG.. scarynya

8:50 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

the babe :

alamak, dangerous ke? I guess following what the action heroes do in movies is not really a great idea. but i guess both the chinese lady and i was simply following our instinct kot...the door opened a tad, so let us out!!! hahahah...

woi, kena banyak kali ke? amat scary woooo!!! hehehehe...

rostam78 :

yeah, despite me acting quite the cool stud (muahahhaah), it was really a nightmare. Especially climbing up them million stairs afterwards...damn.

dade ghost :

Woi, you could actually churn a scary event into a fantasy?! Hahahah...dade, you need to get laid quick! hahahah...just kidding...;P

5:57 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Jackie :

Hey, thanks for dropping by! :) Yeah, why do thriller movies would atleast have one scene involving a plunging elevator? Even star wars had it! hehehe...but yeah, I was wondering, statistically: how many elevators in KL have plunged down to its own destruction? Hmmmm...

Pojan :

I know! Ground floor never looked so good since...

Hahahhahaha...cut into half? That's soooo true!!! Thank God none of us tried doing that, since the door snapped-closed before we could escape. I bet if we did, someone would have been 1/2 whole...

Kepala Angin :

I recently talked (more like complain complain) to management about it, and they cooly said "Oh yea ke? Memang sudah tahu..." I was like WTF? This morning, that particular elevator was under repair, and I decided to take another one instead...

6:04 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Teeklebone :

Aiyah, tak payah have anyone rescue me lah. I'm already a hero, what? Hahahahah...

If only I had a cool hat and a torch blazing fire with me that day...heheheh...

thinktankgirl :

Yeah, it was really good excercise that i skipped gym that day. that good! heheheh...;P

pesa :

Hahahah...yeah, do update me whether it is a myth or not. As for me, I don't think i am willing to experiment...hehehe. Unless you want to become the test subject...hehehe...

mini ninie :

hey babe, how are you? long time no hear. :) anyway, i think it's the tudung lady's nightmare as well, because i just saw her this morning still climbing up the stairs...kesian dia...

6:08 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Inn :

Muahahaha...really??? And i thought that this was going to be a scary entry. hehehehe...thank you for finding my life amusing (i think...) :P

And yeah, I miss Chi as well. Last time she told me she was in exile, but didn't tell me why...

random-girl :

alamak, when you said that, it immediately brought forth images of the elevator scene in the Eye. That's scary shit...

chick arse :

Oh God, thank god you and your friends are alive. Did anyone complain to the management? I could imagine the elevators at the dorm apartments; they are usually in really bad shape and condition...

anyway, angelina jolie is hot!!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Theroadie :

Eleh, whatever Roads. Its you, and not me, that spends RM250++ on pink spandex...Muahahahahah!!! You are a girrrlllll....Muahahahaha ;P

Foxybabe :

The guy broke his legs??? And that's just a five levels drop! Scary, imagine if it plunged all the way down. By the way, remind me not to use the elevator at your building k...

Mangolisa :

Muahahahahahah!!! Yeah, the ladies in the elevator did smell really nice. hehehe..yeah, totally skipped gym yesterday. Legs sudah cukup tone already since climbing up and down them damn stairs...hehehe...

Vlad :

Hahahah...just like Dade Ghost! A scary moment turned into fantasy!!! I would have felt the same way, IF only I was stuck in there with Ms Jolie and Ms Alba (and the girl I am dating...heheheh)...youza!!!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Silent :

Hey there, thanks for dropping by! Hahaha...thanks for finding my writing amusing. it's really reflective of my extremely amusing life. heheheh...and yeah, climbing up and down the stairs was a complete horror. I. Need. To. Breathe. ;P

aeyya :

I thought when Christian Dior is no longer in Malaysia was your complete phobia? Muahahahahah...just kidding. ;P

shobshob :

Knowing you, you would have actually enjoyed the ride. Such a roller coaster freak, you are! Hahahahahahh!!!

Ewok :

Hey, thanks for dropping by! :) yeah, it was damn scary, although remained cool (since i was infront very reputable ladies...heheheh). By the way, enjoyed your writing. Keep it up! :)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Frankensteina said...

*gasp* good God, just reading your post makes me hyperventilating (I'm claustrophobic)

*gasp*gasp*

7:35 PM  
Blogger Zetty said...

did u ever wish u r stuck with somebody else in the elevator other than the chinese lady and the tudung girl?

9:16 PM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

i remember reading a news article a few years ago that left me quite traumatised.

a man was stuck in between the doors of a malfunctioning lift in south africa. lift doors usually have sensors that would stop the lift from moving, but the sensor in this particular lift was not working, and the lift moved upwards with the man stuck in between the doors.

the man was torn to pieces.

9:46 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

phwaliauweeeh, sungguh dramatik! i wish MY office elevator could do that!

10:57 PM  
Blogger lissa said...

call me weird..but i find stucked in a lift with a stranger is interesting...

go figure

2:39 AM  
Blogger shell said...

wow.. i wouldn't go near an elevator for the next few months if i were in ur shoes. :). unless.. i am stuck with a cute, interesting and funny guy *grins*

3:20 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

frankenstaina :

Oh, so sorry! yeah, totally can relate about feel a tad clastro...it was during Merdeka eons ago, and i was walking with friends at bukit bintang. bodies were squashed everywhere, and i remember i had trouble breathing...

from then on, i tend to avoid HUGE crowds, unless, its at a concert, per se...

zetty :

hey, thanks for dropping by! :) Hmmmm...that is a really good question. Can I get back to you on this? ;) anyway, if you had a choice, who would they be?

the babe :

Oh sweet God, that's so graphic! I think I would probably skip lunch after reading that...hehehhehe...

5:40 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

disco-very :

Hahahaah...I should have known, that you would have gotten a kick from this traumatic event! hehehe...you can always come to my office and go for the ride. Hmmmm...probably sell tickets if its that good. ;P

lissa karina lee abdullah :

not weird. hehehe...yeah, i think everyone has some sort of sexual fantasy of doing the *ahem* in the elevator. especially when it involves with some hot stranger...;P

shell :

hahahahaha...just like lissa karina (and dade ghost, and vlad) I see. Throw in a hot babe in there, and hey, so what if I'm a goner? hehehehehe...;P

5:44 PM  

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