- Jan 14, 2014
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If you read my last thread "back from California" I wrote the the groomsmen, including myself, got stuck in an elevator on the way to the wedding. Now the building was only three floors so we were not going to plunge to our deaths. But in the elevator we had limited cell service and the emergency button did not work. All we could do is push the loud buzzer button and wait. There was no way out either, the top was steel with no hatch and the door would not budge. We had 10 guys in it and it was kind of scary. We got out after around 20 minutes and headed out to the wedding. The events leading taking the elevator from the 3rd floor down were this: The elevator had been "out of service" so I was leading the group to the stairs and had the stair door open when one of the group said the 'elevator is working". No second thoughts, so we all got on the elevator. Before this, I have been seeing and thinking about some of these tragedies, such as that Duck Boat that sunk and 17 people died, and being in Santa Barbara the dive boat fire that killed 34 people. Now you can't live your life being scared of these type of activities, especially all of us being outdoorsmen, but you have to really think these things through, and you might have only a few seconds to do this. I'm just saying, don't always depend on someone else's judgement, try and think through some of these situations. It is not easy, but you could save the people you care about and yourself with a simple, "no we are not going" or "let's do it this way". Stay safe...