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    I... got stuck in a lift today!

    Today, I was out shopping with a friend and as the lift approached the floor, it jalted and stuck!

    Rang the alarm, no answer after 4 attempts and then... finally someone answered and said "Are you joking? Are you messing around!?"

    Bluntly, NO I'm stuck in your stupid lift.

    After this, it took 48 minutes for them to get us out of the non-ventalated lift at the Trafford Centre!

    Has anyone else ever been stuck in a lift?

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    monitoring the fire-station radio this seems to be very frequent. Lucky i was never in one yet.
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    I have a bad fear of heights, even taking elevators up in a building larger than 7 or so stories. I'm paranoid as it is... I feel worse after hearing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    I have a bad fear of heights, even taking elevators up in a building larger than 7 or so stories. I'm paranoid as it is... I feel worse after hearing this!
    Glad to have been of assistance

    It was already VERY hot in the Trafford Centre today, but stuck in a lift with two other people was just a joke.

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    I have sadly been stuck in the wharf building in Docklands, London when i was on holiday. Wasn't bad because i was only in there for 4minutes.

    48Minutes!! No way, Could not last in that long.

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    Frankly, this is one of my worst nightmares. You do not want to be stuck in a lift with me, that is for sure
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    I've been stuck in a lift once. I was 36' in the air, when the control stick stopped working. My partner had to use the hydraulic emergency lowering valve. Then the big chore came after getting the lift down.

    But, no... I've never been stuck in an elevator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzServers-J View Post
    Has anyone else ever been stuck in a lift?
    Yep.

    I've been stuck in a lift 5 or 6 times.

    The two worst events:

    1) In a shopping centre and the power went out. This was before emergency lights were required, so I sat in the pitch black for about 3 hours with another person until the power came back on.

    2) Another time was on a cruise ship - early hours of the morning in the lift from the night club (deck 14) to the deck where my cabin was (deck 6).

    The seas were a bit rough that night. The ship lurched and the lift just stopped. There was nothing else to do but sit down on the floor and wait. Fortunately I was released before the pressure from all those drinks upstairs became too much

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    Wow, never experienced this yet.
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    http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med.../53/vernon.jpg

    I got stuck on that exact lift, except a spot where its higher up from the ground (at least 50 ft) for about an hour. It was in a standing lift though, they changed the cars, so it had a place in the middle to stand with open around the edges, so if i slipped, i would have fallen right out the bottom. Worst part was it was windy, so the thing I was in was rocking back and forth.
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    As a kid I pressed the stop button in one turns out that they had to call the firefighters to get it working, then I got a $100 fine. was stuck in there for about 30 minutes.
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    i have never been in tat situation but my friend has... she said the lamp was also off... dark, n no air... it was for 5 mins luckily ...

    me... my worst experience in a lift was just the lift restarted n got down again... so i want to reach my office in floor 20... and then when it reached floor 18, it restarted to go down again from floor one ZZzZZzzZzz (>.<)
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    Jeez. took 48 min to get service???

    Law suit? I'd be pretty angry. I always believed emergency situations like those called for response times within 15 minutes? I assumed they had staff members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tru1 View Post
    Jeez. took 48 min to get service???

    Law suit? I'd be pretty angry. I always believed emergency situations like those called for response times within 15 minutes? I assumed they had staff members?
    The Trafford Centre "Take pride on their customer service and satisfaction" but they didn't call anyone in, it was their own guys.

    Took 3 times to get through, the fourth time the guy said "Are you taking the piss or something!?" and then when he finally realised we WERE stuck, it took a good 40 minutes, no air con, very stuffy. They didn't even check if we were alright or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    I have a bad fear of heights, even taking elevators up in a building larger than 7 or so stories. I'm paranoid as it is... I feel worse after hearing this!
    Weren't you in the office when I got stuck in that one?
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    Best thing ever, getting stuck with a beautiful girl who is scared and needs comfort.
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    i had never stuck in one but i stucked me myself a lot. its just stoping the lift at wrong destination.
    but after i press any button it satarted working.
    just dont loose temper inside if ur stuck it will be good for u

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue View Post
    Weren't you in the office when I got stuck in that one?
    Don't think so. I've definitely never heard that story!

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    Doesn't sound like much fun... and their response time just sucks.

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    Sounds like you had fun then Jason.

    Although 48 mins is a tad long, hopefully you will get a lot of vouchers for that.


    Quote Originally Posted by xema View Post
    Best thing ever, getting stuck with a beautiful girl who is scared and needs comfort.
    tbh thats more of an insentive to break the lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    Don't think so. I've definitely never heard that story!
    It was the longest 15 minutes I ever spent anywhere! Being stuck wouldn't have been too bad. But every couple minutes, the car would try to go and then it'd stop with a jerk. Even that wouldn't have been so bad, but you know that little phone button that says Help? There was no help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med.../53/vernon.jpg

    I got stuck on that exact lift, except a spot where its higher up from the ground (at least 50 ft) for about an hour. It was in a standing lift though, they changed the cars, so it had a place in the middle to stand with open around the edges, so if i slipped, i would have fallen right out the bottom. Worst part was it was windy, so the thing I was in was rocking back and forth.
    That sounds like a true nightmare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    That sounds like a true nightmare!

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    You think that is bad? Try getting stuck on the draggster.. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoID=3326676 At the top measuring at 420 Feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    You think that is bad? Try getting stuck on the draggster.. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoID=3326676 At the top measuring at 420 Feet.
    I was once stuck on a ski lift. But it was only about 150 feet high, and I was on a bench with a rail.

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    We have our very own at Limestone Networks that has been stuck in the elevator in our building. The building was undergoing some renovations (and replacing two elevators). The gentleman I am speaking of began to descend in the elevator when it halted.
    He had 0 phone signal, and the telephone button dialed "an incorrect number", not an emergency line!

    Luckily there were people around working on the other elevators, and eventually heard him ringing the alarm. He was also in there for something like an hour, maybe more : - (
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    I got stuck in one when I was in school, just before we moved into the new building. Took 30 bloody minutes to get me out, then they had the cheek to moan about being late
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_anderson View Post
    I got stuck in one when I was in school, just before we moved into the new building. Took 30 bloody minutes to get me out, then they had the cheek to moan about being late
    LOL!! Was the teacher like, "Where's your note?"

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    Luckily, i haven't had any experiences being stuck on a lift.

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    At my friends apartment we pack it up with 20+ people it dropped a floor or so and got stuck, it was fun.
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