Stuck in the Elevator
It was 12:37 and Frank was freaking out. I tried to calm him down by telling him it was okay but he wouldn’t stop crying. As a 25 year old I expect to think he'd be fine. "Frank it's only been an hour some one will get us out." " Yeah but what if the don't find me, what if I die what if... oh we fall to the bottom!”
Here’s how it all started I was walking in to work, went to the elevator then looked around and then thought
Why isn’t anyone here? Oh, it’s only 11:30 everyone’s still at lunch. I got in the elevator there was some one else in there. “Hello, 26th floor please.” “Um okay, I’m Frank” “Nice to meet you, I’m Sara. Do you work here?” “No just visiting” said Frank. This is an old building so the elevator is kind of old. It gets stuck sometimes but never for a long time. “ Creak, zing, bong” is what the sound the elevator made when it stopped. “What’s going on?” Frank asked nervously. “Oh, it always does this.” I pushed the emergency button but realized that no one was in the building.
Thirty minutes later we were still stuck “OMG, I should have taken the stairs.” Said Frank angry with himself. “Its okay, we’ll be fine,” I said. “Yes, but I don’t like small spaces and I have to get home. I am really scared.”
Back to when Frank was freaking out, now I tried to calm him down by singing “Don’t Stop Believing” four times. Then he finally stopped crying! After he was comforted, I asked him “do you have a phone on you?” “Oh yeah, I forgot” he said excitedly. When he gave me his phone, I called 9-1-1. “Hello I’m stuck in a elevator!”
Ten Minutes later we were out and safe. “ Thank you for helping me stay calm when we were in there.” Frank said thoughtfully. “No problem all you need to do is not worry and think positive”