Wait! Don’t get into that elevator!

Why, you ask? How do you know it’s safe? It looks abandoned. Does it even work? Look at the CAUTION tape hanging down.

Think about this…

How many times do you think that elevator is used every day? Every week? Every month? Tens? Hundreds? Thousands? That’s a lot of times those buttons have been pushed.

What if you get inside, the doors close, you push the button and nothing happens? Then you can’t get the doors open. You’ll be stuck in there and who will know where you are?

When was the last time it was inspected? How often do the gears and pulleys and cables get checked to make sure they are in proper operating condition?

Suppose I go first and this is the instant the cables give way to the weight of the car, and it plummets to the basement, killing me. Then you could take the stairs and get away safe.

Or, just maybe, it delivers me safe to my floor and comes back up for you. What if the second trip is the one that crashes to the basement, killing you?

Kind of like elevator Russian roulette, isn’t it. Maybe it’s the one trip that will be the last. Maybe it’s the other one. Or maybe both trips will be successful and the elevator will operate without incident.

Are you thinking about it?

Do you still want to get in?


Okay, would you like to go first…or second?

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