Sunday, April 27, 2008

41 Hours in an Elevator

Obviously this guy isn't the first person to get stuck in an elevator - but he might be the first one to have it documented on YouTube. To accompany this interesting story in the New Yorker, they posted a 3 minute video that speeds through the entire 41 hours this man spent in an elevator. It isn't really a funny video - I just thought it was interesting.

I thought about what I would do in an elevator for 41 hours - and I think my thoughts would only last me about an hour. After that I would be going crazy, singing, talking to myself, and trying to sleep. Worst of all, I think I would worry that the elevator was about to drop off into oblivion at any moment due to some sort of malfunction. Oh, and I'm pretty claustraphobic, so I would have to get over that too. Ben says he hopes this guy sued - why would it take them that long to get him out?

4 comments:

KATIE said...

I saw this last week on Good Morning America. I would go CRAZY!

Sabby said...

Ugh, that would be torture. What if you had to go to the bathroom?

Sara said...

I read that the guy did sue and received a pretty meager payment, given his experience. How horrible!

carilly said...

I'd probably go nuts. I'd want to call Greg and tell him to get me out.

And I'd be hungry too =)