Saturday, April 19, 2008
True Elevator Story
I suspect that I will always be drawn to true elevator stories after writing The Elevator. I just found this in my local paper:
Jens Wilhelms, 27, fell 25 feet down the elevator shaft of the apartment building in Frankfurt, Germany, where he lived. He probably would have been seriously hurt too, if it had not been for the fact that he landed on a woman who had fallen down the shaft a day earlier. The woman, 57, was unconscious, and rescue workers say that although she sustained further injuries when Wilhelms landed on her, it probably also saved her life, because "there is no telling how long it might have been before she was found."
The moral of this story may very well be: if you fall down an elevator shaft, pray that someone else falls down, too. Preferably someone with a loud voice.
Have a great weekend!