Comments: 230 • Responses: 56 • Date: 2013-05-17 02:13:15 UTCsource
WTFICantFapToThis360 karma2013-05-17 03:15:16 UTC
You should just randomly say "I am sure you all are wondering why I have gathered you here."
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shigawire118 karma2013-05-17 03:36:33 UTC
Damn! That would have been great :)
literally_a_whale141 karma2013-05-17 02:30:08 UTC
Have you taken the opportunity to declare the elevator a sovereign state?
shigawire209 karma2013-05-17 02:40:43 UTC
Okay we are the sovereign state of Liftdonia
shigawire100 karma2013-05-17 02:39:55 UTC
The lift tech just arrived. We will have to do it quickly
PurpleSfinx170 karma2013-05-17 03:25:39 UTC
YOU'RE BEING INVADED
literally_a_whale123 karma2013-05-17 04:53:48 UTC
DEFEND YOUR NEW MOTHERLAND
PurpleSfinx95 karma2013-05-17 05:07:15 UTC
USE THE EMERGENCY PHONE TO DECLARE WAR
shigawire53 karma2013-05-17 05:51:12 UTC
I... think these suggestions would be doing it wrong :)
saintlawrence34 karma2013-05-17 11:48:12 UTC
I DECLARE WAR ON OP
literally_a_whale12 karma2013-05-17 14:03:46 UTC
I WILL FOLLOW YOU INTO BATTLE
sarcasticalwit6 karma2013-05-17 14:13:01 UTC
You have my sword!
shigawire4 karma2013-05-17 14:18:10 UTC
I have the angry dwarf. He has a battleaxe.
baraqiyal107 karma2013-05-17 02:22:44 UTC
Can you please scream "WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF AIR" and post the reactions.
shigawire137 karma2013-05-17 02:30:49 UTC
I politely decline
shigawire102 karma2013-05-17 02:56:15 UTC
The lift tech is now shouting at the building manager about how uncool it is to block exits and how the wall shouldn't stay.
Afiki35 karma2013-05-17 04:59:08 UTC
Is it not illegal to block exits?
shigawire46 karma2013-05-17 05:17:35 UTC
There was discussion as to if this was an "exit" or not, but apparently the lift goes to that floor in case of a fault, so I would suspect so.
Teraka22 karma2013-05-17 12:35:46 UTC
the lift goes to that floor in case of a fault
the lift goes to that floor in case of a fault
...They blocked the exit that's supposed to get you out if the elevator has a fault ? Seriously ?
shigawire27 karma2013-05-17 13:43:48 UTC
Seriously. Found out this is not even the first time this has happened. WTF
DrunkenArmadillo89 karma2013-05-17 07:44:58 UTC
Could you please get stuck again for those of us who missed it the first time?
shigawire42 karma2013-05-17 08:16:09 UTC
I would really rather not, especially without coffee. Feel free to do so yourself though :)
mi_nombre_es_esteban77 karma2013-05-17 02:32:42 UTC
shigawire70 karma2013-05-17 02:38:24 UTC
Someone smsed saying that lunch was awesome and beer was refreshing.
The reply of "Fuck you" elicited a suggestion similar to yours. We have all decided against it.
Hosni__Mubarak75 karma2013-05-17 02:29:46 UTC
Plot twist!! One of you is the devil! One of you is the DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im_Captain_Jack48 karma2013-05-17 02:57:50 UTC
Is there any old lady on board? If so, kill her now!
shigawire60 karma2013-05-17 03:05:34 UTC
There are not any but given my designation as first to be eaten thanks to opening my big mouth, I don't think that it's smart to break the homicide taboo
WhereIsMiKeg65 karma2013-05-17 02:29:36 UTC
shigawire68 karma2013-05-17 02:36:48 UTC
We're on lower ground. Those spring bumpers make a crunching sound
FirstAmendAnon68 karma2013-05-17 02:47:35 UTC
Yeah but like are you stoned man?
shigawire275 karma2013-05-17 03:14:03 UTC
No. No one is throwing rocks at me
johnnyringo4161 karma2013-05-17 02:33:35 UTC
Play "got your nose" with someone and act like its normal
shigawire64 karma2013-05-17 03:55:03 UTC
You should have seen the looks I got when I suggested this :D
elcapitanooo54 karma2013-05-17 02:58:41 UTC
How are the group dynamics? Any fights brewing? Sexual tension surfacing? A sense of "were all in this together" bubbling away? Any lift friendships been cemented? And most importantly are you all going out for a beer later?
shigawire69 karma2013-05-17 03:27:23 UTC
We all work together, and luckily we hire for people that have their shit together :) Noone was panicing (apart from the thought of me not getting coffee), and generally it was pretty amusing. I tried to ask as many questions out loud as possible until this lead to me being marked for cannibalism
We were thinking of adding this to the interview process.
elcapitanooo18 karma2013-05-17 04:21:44 UTC
The interview question is actually a good idea! Not sure exactly what you would ask and what the potential answers would be but yeah cool idea!
shigawire27 karma2013-05-17 05:16:35 UTC
The idea was actually having them stuck in a tiny packed lift with a dozen people for an hour and see if they panic :)
elcapitanooo13 karma2013-05-17 05:36:52 UTC
Oooh now i see! Thats even better. You could learn loads of stuff from that i reckon...whos optomistic, has a calming influence, a natural leader, boosts morale, selfish...that sort of thing.
Simba76 karma2013-05-17 13:16:50 UTC
But also probably illegal, or at least unethical.
shigawire3 karma2013-05-17 14:28:40 UTC
Murman2136 karma2013-05-17 02:14:03 UTC
Have you already decided who you would eat if it came down to it?
shigawire54 karma2013-05-17 02:18:07 UTC
I asked and people started looking at me hungrily
Murman2127 karma2013-05-17 02:20:02 UTC
I didn't want to say but if there is not a clear choice.... It is probably you...
shigawire48 karma2013-05-17 02:30:17 UTC
They have all made this clear. I probably shouldn't have asked.
shigawire19 karma2013-05-17 02:30:48 UTC
madmuncher30 karma2013-05-17 02:33:16 UTC
I feel a fart brewing : )
shigawire43 karma2013-05-17 03:04:02 UTC
thorold26 karma2013-05-17 02:29:24 UTC
i bet you have to pee. Am i right ?
shigawire33 karma2013-05-17 02:35:38 UTC
luckily not. I'm not asking the others
PotatoPop13 karma2013-05-17 03:06:26 UTC
You should establish which corner to the potty now. Don't want anyone dumping where they stand that some animal in the zoo.
shigawire19 karma2013-05-17 03:53:58 UTC
Given I was in a corner, I'm glad this didn't come up until just before we got out
SIR_Sergeant26 karma2013-05-17 02:18:54 UTC
Is anyone... a large individual?
shigawire128 karma2013-05-17 02:31:22 UTC
The large individuals say "no"
watchdat_cominatcha17 karma2013-05-17 02:47:01 UTC
shigawire31 karma2013-05-17 03:14:16 UTC
BrittanyXO38 karma2013-05-17 05:02:23 UTC
shigawire14 karma2013-05-17 05:17:46 UTC
kultakala14 karma2013-05-17 02:26:30 UTC
How are you getting a signal in there?
shigawire36 karma2013-05-17 02:33:02 UTC
I will give them shit about many things but Telstra have amazing reception.
PurpleSfinx25 karma2013-05-17 03:26:28 UTC
Australia? Which building are you in?
I've been stuck in Telstra's lift before, and cursed the fact that I had Optus.
shigawire12 karma2013-05-17 03:59:58 UTC
Just a small one with a few floors and a rather dodgy couple of lifts :)
ahaaracer14 karma2013-05-17 03:24:10 UTC
Can you sing a 34 part song about your experience?
shigawire41 karma2013-05-17 03:42:15 UTC
I can haiku
In a lift I stood,
Relief from crush I await;
Happy it's Autumn.
TrinityBowles14 karma2013-05-17 02:58:53 UTC
The day I moved into the brand new dorms on my campus, the elevator broke down while we were trapped inside. Great way to meet some of your future dorm mates.
shigawire14 karma2013-05-17 03:46:32 UTC
Actually sounds like it would be, as long as they were cool and interesting people :)
RBDtwisted13 karma2013-05-17 02:55:05 UTC
Did you get out yet?
shigawire21 karma2013-05-17 03:35:52 UTC
MuForceShoelace12 karma2013-05-17 02:18:17 UTC
punch the wall
shigawire23 karma2013-05-17 02:20:48 UTC
We have. It didn't help
NotMathMan82112 karma2013-05-17 03:11:12 UTC
If you had to vote one person off the elevator, who would it be and why?
shigawire15 karma2013-05-17 03:36:21 UTC
Luckily, when it came down to it, there were a couple of volunteers to be left squished together in the dark
BudJonesman8 karma2013-05-17 02:26:24 UTC
Where is the lift? How long you been in there?
shigawire15 karma2013-05-17 02:32:28 UTC
The lift is in a small building in the middle of Sydney city.
So far it's been half an hour.
thescottishplay14 karma2013-05-17 03:00:50 UTC
Woo, Sydney. Clarence Street?
shigawire15 karma2013-05-17 03:15:08 UTC
thescottishplay8 karma2013-05-17 05:21:56 UTC
Say hi to my father in law.
shigawire10 karma2013-05-17 05:55:17 UTC
One of the people in the photo? :)
YobStob7 karma2013-05-17 02:35:29 UTC
Can we get a happy group pic?
shigawire11 karma2013-05-17 03:55:13 UTC
thejock137 karma2013-05-17 09:11:41 UTC
You all look like a bunch of programmers. I mean it is a sausage fest, the beards, and everyone is white. Going on stereotypes alone...Linux\Unix programmers?
shigawire4 karma2013-05-17 13:57:44 UTC
Actually our full time devs don't fit that stereotype at all.
Rock on Ada Lovelace
LifesPawn6 karma2013-05-17 04:37:27 UTC
Did anyone reveal any secrets that shouldn't be told outside the lift? What happens in the lift stays in the lift kind of deal?
shigawire16 karma2013-05-17 05:55:40 UTC
I think this went out the window with starting an IamA
crastle6 karma2013-05-17 02:58:51 UTC
Is anyone freaking out right now?
shigawire3 karma2013-05-17 03:27:33 UTC
thejewznextdoor6 karma2013-05-17 02:16:37 UTC
So, have you decided who you will eat first?
shigawire1 karma2013-05-17 02:41:35 UTC
See below. Apparently me for asking out load
BudJonesman6 karma2013-05-17 02:28:22 UTC
Can we see a Pic?
shigawire6 karma2013-05-17 03:14:33 UTC
shigawire6 karma2013-05-17 02:36:12 UTC
Will do. Internet died last time I tried
paranoid275 karma2013-05-17 02:19:44 UTC
Hows the smell?
shigawire11 karma2013-05-17 02:32:27 UTC
Luckily it's not a hot day
The_Lolbster4 karma2013-05-17 03:02:27 UTC
Why did you decide to do this AMA?
shigawire20 karma2013-05-17 03:28:35 UTC
Gillian Anderson has inspired many people to greatness it seems.
For me, amongst other things, I was inspired to this.
roastedbagel3 karma2013-05-17 02:52:50 UTC
shigawire4 karma2013-05-17 03:14:46 UTC
yajirobi2 karma2013-05-17 09:04:01 UTC
I once had the glorious idea to open the lift doors while it moves...
shigawire2 karma2013-05-17 09:06:01 UTC
Go on... :)
ShadowMagnus2 karma2013-05-17 08:56:44 UTC
Would you rather fight a stair sized lift or 100 lift sized stairs?
shigawire2 karma2013-05-17 09:01:19 UTC
Cruzander2 karma2013-05-17 13:57:51 UTC
how are you getting a signal while sealed inside a large metal box? Are you a wizard?
shigawire1 karma2013-05-17 14:03:00 UTC
More accurately, a wizard with the doors open. I was directly underneath the wooden maintenance hatch, which probably didn't hurt.
BudJonesman2 karma2013-05-17 03:19:53 UTC
Thanks for the link. Which one are you? I think i know that one dude on the left.
shigawire6 karma2013-05-17 03:44:03 UTC
I'm in the back right.
BudJonesman4 karma2013-05-17 04:54:14 UTC
Your the tall guy with the white shirt?
shigawire7 karma2013-05-17 05:18:04 UTC
geauxTigersyall2 karma2013-05-17 03:20:57 UTC
shigawire11 karma2013-05-17 03:43:22 UTC
I'm not going to go into detail, but thinking about it they are all the same person.
alpaca_in_disguise7 karma2013-05-17 04:07:45 UTC
Why the different questions for men vs. women? Can guys not marry/bang/kill people too? ._.
shigawire10 karma2013-05-17 05:56:50 UTC
Also, can't my daughter go on a date to co-found a billion dollar company in thunderdome?
BudJonesman2 karma2013-05-17 03:03:43 UTC
This would be so much better if you linked some Pic's or video of your experience.
shigawire7 karma2013-05-17 03:29:00 UTC
My internet died every time I tried to upload pictures. There is one up in the main description now.
blazethatshits0n1 karma2013-05-17 03:11:58 UTC
This situation does not sound so good :<
shigawire4 karma2013-05-17 04:00:48 UTC
It could have been worse. Noone was panicy :)
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