To all the whiz kids out there here is the challenge try making something that will change the social status of people in a jiffy. Till then the nearest invention to take people up or down is the humble elevator.
Call it life if you please but the elevator is one sure fire way to get a paunch if you use it every time. Nothing beats a brisk walk up or down the stairs, just switch on DD Sports in the morning where an instructor would be extolling the virtues of step exercises every other day. But the bottom line is take the stairs every day it may be the only exercise you do.
Why this post on elevators?
(Choose the best answer from all the below mentioned true probabilities)
1) I take the elevator to go up everyday (I walk down each time for obvious reasons, don’t I practice what I preach at least 50 %?) to office. This lift has the jerkiest journey for the short journey of two floors. It jumps and drops before coming to a halt and sometimes I wonder if it could be traded off for one of the rides in MGM Dizzee World (note that they choose to call the place dizzy). I fear to ride it on a bad tummy day.
2) In one of my earlier jobs the lift dropped from 4 floors above and landed with a resounding crash on the dampener springs in the basement. Luckily the occupants were tightly packed like sardines and they came out unhurt. I generally enter lifts with a little trepidation. Give me an escalator anytime, like the TVS 50 if the petrol dries up you can at least cycle to your destination.
3) I visit the HO of the PSU banks every other day, there you will see one lift for the top management to travel in exclusivity while mere mortals like me and other clients have to wait for the normal lifts. Somebody forgot to tell these banks that “The customer is King”
The innumerable songs, fights, romantic interludes and whatever have you that are shot always in conveniently large lifts where one good looking hero finds himself with a glamorous babe a power cut happens and …… They have enough space to even do a little salsa if the dances master so desires. Of course producer willing you will have a dream sequence in some foreign locale but that is as far away from the subject as I am currently.
4) A wonderful ad by Vodafone which if you have not seen till date, is a must watch.
(The answer is a no-brainer)
PS: Such things happen only in ads and movies while poor me while traveling in a lift will be sandwiched between other poor souls like me in all shapes, sizes and smells that a power failure will be something I would not wish on anyone maybe on those morons who spit at every instance. Pity I never met D in a lift, even more pity I did not meet any hot babe before D. ; )