Wednesday, August 17, 2005

stupid people are only alive b/c it's illegal to kill them - part 2

I was standing in the subway station waiting for the elevator to come take me up to the street - b/c of course the way they built the stupid station, there's no other way to get to the street than using the elevator. so there I stood waiting for an elevator. In the station, there were 3 elevators, each with a big sign next to them. One had a big black sign saying "staffed elevator" on top and the spanish translation under it. The middle elevator had a big black sign saying "unstaffed elevator" on top and again the spanish translation under it. The third elevator was opened but it had a big red sign next to it that said "out of order" and under that, it said "fuera de servicio" - the spanish translation. I was standing there, purposely not entering the "out of order" elevator b/c I can read and I know it doesn't work. Well, someone got to the station after me, walked right past me, and went in to the broken elevator. I said to her "I think it's out of service" and she looked up, saw the big red sign, and said "oh, ok, thanx".

Now that makes me wonder. Did she not see me, like the Great Gazoo? And if she did see me, wouldn't she wonder why I'm just standing there when there's an elevator sitting there opened? And also, how do you miss the hugeungous red sign right next to the elevator that clearly said on it "elevator out of service"??? I dunno......


At 8/18/2005 12:45 AM, Blogger Drew_Kaplan said...

Well, what happened? Did the elevator start working and she laughed at you or did she realize it wasn't working and got out to wait with you?

At 8/22/2005 1:33 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Indeed people are strange, but especially in NY I think. Its just that the very life force of this city forces one to keep their focus internalized before they actually get home. I for one have passed many friends in the street -completely unconscious and then I get yelled at a week later when I see them 'cuz they think Im just bein' a snob - when I'm not - I *swear* Im not!! But yes, I believe your madame in the elevator was also slow. :-)


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