Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Not the Phone You're Looking For

I went to a private high school, and I was one of the select few allowed a key to the elevator for some boring health blah, blah, blah.

Like most elevators, this one had an emergency phone.

Unlike most elevators, this one's phone was listed in the phone book.

So it wasn't uncommon for me to answer the phone and chat with some poor parent looking for information on admissions.  Fortunately for them, I worked part-time in the admissions office and could direct them to the right number.  Unfortunately, I graduated some years ago and am no longer available for that service...

(True:  You know the kind of luck I have?  The kind where I drop the key to the elevator down the elevator shaft.  Luckily, I knew rescuing-type people.)


  1. Hahahahahahahahahaha! Did you ever see a television show called Dead Like Me? George (the character's real name) started work at a temp agency in the file room. She got onto an elevator with a stack of "very important files" and proceeded to drop one of them down the elevator shaft! I can understand a key falling between the elevator and the floor but a big file folder? But that was George's luck. After all she got killed by a toilet seat that fell out of an airplane. Go figure.

    1. I saw the first episode, but the fact that she died in the first episode, and in such a bizarre way, struck a little too close to home...

    2. I loved that series! But don't bother with movie or whatever it was that they did a few years after the series was cancelled. Ugh, it was terrible. Course, I reeeeally don't like it when actors get swapped for the same role. Unless they're the Doctor. And even then, it's debatable.