Thursday, December 29, 2005


I've been thinking a lot about elevators--about how far you could fall and survive a tumble down an elevator shaft (pretty far, apparently--google "elevator shaft" and "survive" and you'll find some pretty amazing stories) and especially how you would, um, relieve yourself if you had to be trapped in an elevator for hours--

Anyway, I thought this might be an interesting question to pose. If you had the foresight to prepare for being trapped in an elevator, what three things would you take into the elevator with you? (The problem, of course, is that no one ever knows when they're going to be stuck, so I doubt anyone is ever adequately prepared.)

Still . . . inquiring minds want to know. What three things would you take with you into an elevator that's less-than-reliable? (P.S. Cell phones are less-than-reliable in elevators).



Angela said...

Maybe that would have been a better question--with what you usually have with you, what could you do in an elevator?

I could cover the walls with post it notes . . . and sanitize all the buttons on the panel. :-)


C.J. Darlington said...

I usually have a swiss army pocketknife which has a saw, two blades, awl, can opener, screwdriver, scissors, and a fishhook remover. Most days I also have a small flashlight that can fit in my pocket (about the size of a lip gloss tube). But I'm kinda not the norm. A few band aids in my wallet finish up my inventory.

Anonymous said...

Well, I would like to have a book, bottle of water, and something to munch on. But what I usually have .... If I'm carrying my purse I wouldn't have much - a little Gideon's Bible, some candy, lip gloss, lotion, sunglasses. But if I happened to have my bag with me (I am a student after all!), I would definitely have a book or two to add to the list from my purse. I'd also be able to do a lot of scribbling - have lots of scrap paper floating around!

Deborah Raney said...

If I could choose, I'd take the stack of writing and decorating magazines I'm SO far behind on reading (does a stack of 20 magazines count as one thing?), a big bag of Reese's Pieces, and my lip gloss. : )

If I had to work with what's already in my purse, I'd have a whole year's supply of lip gloss, plenty of pens and notepads and an arsenal of personal hygiene supplies--hand lotion, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, eyedrops--oh, and that necessity of life, mascara. ; )

Anonymous said...

My iPod, whatever I'm reading at the time (right now it would be Dean Koontz's *Forever Odd*), and some Maelox (I tend to get nervous in elevators). Oh--can I bring my dog and cat, too, for entertainment?


Unknown said...

If I knew - I'd take my digital recorder, batteries and a flashlight. The recorder is for listening to everyone tell tales or whine about life. The flashlight would be so I could check out which of my new friends had brought food.

If I had no idea - I have peppermint lip gloss and a Starbuck's gift card, not very filling.

Anonymous said...

planning ahead...Super Gulp size water bottle (ice stays longer),cd player with a couple of my burned music discs and a couple protein bars

if I had my school bag,then I'd have all the above as well as, 3 writing pens, post it notes,pack of gum, and my pocket knife with a screw driver,nail file,tweezers and
small scissors. oh and I always carry a couple band-aids with me since I'm accident prone. :-) (I once won the game where girls all have to dump out their pocketbook and find the most/unusual item...if you had to search my car,I'd win hands down!!) LOL

Anonymous said...

I hope I'd have a book,gum,and pens.

Dianne said...

I have my PDA so I could read or play a game, once I calmed down!