01 May 2007

Yikees!

I had the scare of my life this morning. I got to work and was waiting on the elevator with two guys in the lobby. The elevator comes and I am ushered on by one of the guys. I get in and punch my number, saying a quick prayer for my quick and safe arrival at my destination (this particular elevator is notorious in my building for misbehaving) the doors close. As I am thinking that the cab seems crowded with just 3 people in it, one of the guys asks me 'So how is your day going'? It seemed an odd question to be asking seeing that its just 9:05 am and why is he interested in the way my day is going anyway, is he planning to influence it for the better ... or worse!? 'Good so far' I replying with a smile which I hope came across as care-free. I waved my crossed fingers in the air for good measure. 'Please don't have a gun, please don't have a gun' I pray fervently to my self. The elevator seemed to be inching along at snail pace. It seemed my latter prayer had bumped the former down in the priority list! Ding! I am here! In one piece! 'Y'all have a good one' I admonished as I got off, 'You too' they chorused in unison. I need to stop watching the news!

3 comments:

Akin said...

Looks like you've lived in America too long, you were just in an elevator in your office block and you were thinking he might have a gun?

Trust me, you'll feel exhilarated in an elevator in Europe - America is definitely a country overwhelmed with fear - scary.

mochafella said...

Remember to lay off Fox news and 24.

Calabar Gal said...

LOL!!! I get like that sometimes too when I'm alone with a man on a lonely street.