I Never Ever thought it could happen to me.
Well, I was engrossed in my own thoughts and feeling so sad that it was Monday and there I was walking towards the elevator. One part of me was saying, “its only office dude, you are not walking towards deathrow”. I got into the elevator and got out first along with another middle-aged guy.
I was shocked to see the whole floor in shambles. I thought maybe they were arranging stuff or whatever. A sudden thought made me look at the floor number. I was on the first floor when mine was at 2nd floor. Ok no issues I thought and went back to the elevators and punched in the upward button. What? The buttons were not working!!!
Oh shit!!! No amount of pressure and haggling got the buttons to work. So I thought I will take the stairs. And what do you know? Anwin was on a roll. The goddamned staircase was friggin’ locked. For God’s sakes, it was bloody locked.
I went nuts trying to figure out what to do. I noticed this freight elevator and felt a weight off my back. And as usual the Anwin luck was on full force. IT DID NOT BLOODY WORK EITHER. There were other people (all of them were workers, carpenters and the like) who were waiting for the freight elevator too. Someone went to call the security guys to start the freight elevator.
And then, an idea struck me. I called Pal asking him if he was in office. No luck. I call Ammu, her number was not reachable. Tried calling Santhosh, not reachable again. What else to do? I called Srini, my manager, and told him that I was stuck in the first floor. He called Santhosh at office and advised him to come to first floor to pick me up (you see, since the first floor was not yet done yet, the elevator does not stop at 1st floor. And on the first occasion, it stopped at 1st floor, I had to get out and get stuck. Basically, you can come to first floor from any other floor but you can’t use the same elevator from first floor. Except for the freight elevator).
Anyway, just when Santhosh was going to pick me up the freight elevator worked and I got back to my correct floor.