February 07, 2005
On Being Prepared
Although one doesn't normally plan on getting stuck alone in an elevator, even if it's only minutes, even if those few minutes suddenly seem much, much longer than one would have expected...it's a good idea to stop off at the loo.
Since I wasn't stuck for long, this thought only occurred to me afterwards. Fortunately my bladder is made of stronger stuff than my nerves. I reported the incident (the elevator, not the state of my bladder) to reception and to the security desk in the building lobby. Later, I got an apologetic note from building management along with a coffee shop gift card. Not particularly necessary, given my so-called plight, but it was nice. I'll just wait to sip my drink when I'm not in the elevator.