"I'm trapped in an elevator - wait, it gets worse."
"And you thought it was so easy just to ignore me on the subway."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, panhandle, beggar, beggars, begging, beg, busker, buskers, busking, busk, homeless, subway, metro, tub, underground, train, trains, platform, station, stations, ignore, ignoring, can't ignore, elevator, elevators, guitar, guitarist, guitarists, music, musician, musicians, poor
"I'm really glad I don't work on this floor."
Tags:office, offices, office workers, office workers, skyscraper, skyscrapers, high rise, high rises, office blocks, office block, business men, business man, business woman, business women, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businesswoman, businesswomen, businessperson, business people, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, colosseum, colosseums, coliseum, coliseum, gladiator, gladiators, rome, romans, ancient rome, ancient romans, flavian amphitheatre, amphitheatres, snob, snobbery, floor, floors, fight, fighting, combat, armed combat, prisoners, prisoner, caveman, cavemen, city, city worker, city workers, class, class snob, class snobbery, job snob, job snobbery, crowd, crowds
"It's the only exercise I get."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, skyscraper, skyscrapers, high rise, high rises, exercise, exercising, broken lift, broken lifts, broken elevator, broken elevators, healthy living, new york, new york city, ny, nyc, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, workaholic, workaholism, workaholics, climb, climbing, climber, climbers, elevator shaft, elevator shafts, lift shaft, lift shafts
"I guess this is me."
Tags:shark, sharks, predator, predators, prey, preys, food chain, food chains, food-chain, food-chains, businessmen, businessman, corporate culture, office block, office blocks, ocean, sea, underwater, corporate environment, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, elevator shaft, lift shaft, lift shafts, elevator shafts, fish, fishes
"It was horrible. I was stuck on an escalator for six hours."
Tags:escalator, escalators, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, oblivious, obliviousness, complain, complaining, first world problems, first world problems, drowning your sorrows, idiot, idiots, modern tech, modern technology, modern technologies, modern convenience, modern conveniences
"Pushing buttons with anything other than your index finger is an affectation."
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, full, crowded, too full, waiting, winter, wintertime, fashion, winter clothing, winter clothes, winter jacket, winter coat, winter jackets, winter coats, winter gear, parka, parkas, bulky, heavy, awkward, down jacket, down jackets, inconvenient, season, seasons, seasonal, weather, passenger, passengers, limited space, modern life, problem, problems
"What does it look like? I'm running a little late this morning."
Elevator rolling TV picture.
"So long, Ed. This is my floor."
Tags:visual gag, illusion, excess, excessive, ego, egotistical, egoism, rich, richer, rich man, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, business man, business men, elevator, elevators, empty, emptiness, meeting, meetings, appointment, appointments, secretaries, secretary, personal assistant, pa, p.a., p a, receptionist, reception, receptionists, large, oversized, oversize, office, personal office, cityscape, city scape, landscape, landscapes
Up - Down - Other options.
"Sorry. I think I just pressed 'shuffle.' "
Tags:shuffle, shuffles, jukebox, jukeboxes, smartphone, smartphones, smart device, smart devices, mp3 player, mp3 players, mp3, mp3s, elevator, elevators, elevator operator, elevator operators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, careless, carelessness, accident, accidents, accidental, incompetent, incompetence, wrong button, wrong buttons, faux pas
"How small will he get?"
Tags:dog, dogs, businessmen, businessman, pupper, puppy, puppies, cute, cutely, tiny, tiny dog, small dog, little dog, doggies, leash, leashed, pet to work, working world, comically small, disparity, size, sizes, misunderstanding, misunderstood, making, making conversation, conversation skills, slip-up, slip of the tongue, slip up, conversational, elevator, lift
"Looks like rain."
Tags:rain, rains, raincloud, rain cloud, rain clouds, warning, warnings, early warning, early warnings, weather forecast, weather forecasts, weather forecaster, elevator, absurd, absurdity, lift, lifts, office worker, office workers, bad weather, storm, storms, rainstorm, rainstorms, rainy, rainy day, rainy days
"This one's going down."
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, lazy, laziness, invention, inventions, architecture, ancient history, temple, temples, temple stairway, temple stairways, tribe, tribes, tribesman, tribesmen, short cut, short-cut, short cuts, short-cuts, modern life, modern technology, modern technologies, modern attitudes, modern times, ancient temple, ancient temples, lost to time, lost in time, ancient civilisation, ancient civilisations
"This is my floor."
Tags:superhero, superheroes, true hero, true heroes, reasonable, logic, logical, rational, normal, practical, modest, restrained, reasonableman, man, men, faster, fast, power, powerful, tall building, tall buildings, elevator, elevators, pilates, exercise, exercising, fitness, careful driver, careful drivers, cautious driver, cautious drivers, cautious, careful, safe, safety, safety first, elderly, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, old age
"Perhaps you read about it in National Geographic?"
"Does the co-op board have any idea when the elevators will be replaced?"
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, cannon, cannons, human cannonball, human cannonballs, co-op, co-op board, co-op boards, board meeting, board meetings, replace, replacement, replacements, out of order, out of service, convenience, apartment, apartments, apartment complex, apartment complexes, flat, flats, doorman, doormen
"Whoops - I Accidentally Pressed 'Elevator Pitch.'"
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worms, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, elevator, elevator pitch, publishing, publisher, publishers, pitch, pitches, manuscript
Samson Gets Off at Fourteen