THE TIME AND PLACE:
A typical Monday morning in the same old place, which ironically, manages to remain exciting and different every day!
A nondescript service elevator; run by a control panel with a bad attitude. Seriously, this particular elevator had been buzzing since my arrival at 7:30 A.M. It was now noon and the electronic serenade continued. As I embarked, I took note of my fellow occupants…
- Two breakfast buffet waitresses, (I don’t care it that’s no longer the correct term, I like it!) their arms full of leftovers.
- A “worker bee” from shipping. They buzz about the hotel like drones on a mission, so…
- Two maintenance workers!
I just stared at the guys in the tool belts. They got the point… Eventually.
“We’ve already called the elevator company, Hook.” Yes, they actually call me “Hook”. Some of my fellow workers will even refer me to as “The Hook”, as in, “Hey, what’s up The Hook?”
But I digress.
Despite my lack of knowledge of elevator repair, I decided to apply my years spent watching sitcoms to the problem at hand.
- I made a fist.
- Raised my arm.
- I made contact with the control panel using a moderate amount of force.
- “BAP!” Yes, that is a word; just check out any episode of the Adam West Batman series.
- The buzzing ceased.
The maintenance men, their mouths agape, simply stood motionless. I decided to snap them back to reality.
“You can cancel that call, boys.”
33 DAYS TO GO, FOLKS…
June 9. 2012 10 A.M – 7 P.M.
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls. Ontario. Canada
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