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06/06/2013

Belle

The first rainbow I have seen in a REALLY long time!

The first rainbow I have seen in a REALLY long time! Don’t worry, I won’t read too far into it like the elevator guys 🙂

Just a quick post today. I apologize if posting might be a little sparse in the coming days. I’m working hard to wrap things up at my job in the event Chicken comes early. This afternoon I have a checkup with Dr. Shannon. Chicken is definitely still breech and I’m running out of steam with all the breech turning techniques. After nearly 3 weeks and hundreds of dollars I might be making my peace with just scheduling a c section and being done with it.

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So, elevators. I work on the 6th floor meaning I’m in an elevator at least twice a day, usually more like four or six times a day. Elevators are strange places for the socially awkward (me). They are even stranger places for the pregnant. You are basically a captive conversation piece when pregnant and in an elevator. I’ve gotten A LOT of assvice while stuffing myself into the corner as discretely as possible. The other day, though, I had my strangest elevator experience to-date.

It is 8 a.m. and… wait, who the hell am I kidding? I’m never at work at 8 a.m. It’s more like 8:27 a.m. and I get on the elevator with two men. I’m going to the 6th floor and they are going to the 9th. All is cool until we stop on the second floor and the door opens and a woman steps on and asks, “Is this going up?”

Guy 1: Yep. Going up to heaven.

Lady: Hmmm, well I’m going down (and steps off elevator)

Guy 2 looks pensive and says: I guess I never thought of it that way.

Guy 1: You gotta go up to get to heaven.

I look around to see if any of these guys is carrying something insane.

Guy 2: Gotta look up to see our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Guy 1: Goin’ up to heaven! Amen!

We finally get to the 6th floor and I rushed out before they could say or do anything even crazier. It’s an elevator, people. Let’s not read too far into it, okthanksbye.

Have you had a particularly crazy experience on an elevator?

 

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  1. Amy #
    June 6, 2013

    After doing my best to *achieve* a natural birth, I scheduled a c/s for our son’s birth. It was so much better than I thought possible. There is no *perfect* birth, but there are plenty of perfect moments if you look for them. I refer to it as *the happiest c/s ever*. He nursed within a hour of birth, we had skin to skin & I fall more in love every day. Babies have a way of adding magic to your life no matter how they come out. It will be a wonderful, happy day either way. Sometimes life not going according to plan is a good thing. Babies are notorious for ruining plans & making life better. You are doing a good job!

    • Amy #
      June 6, 2013

      Oh! & no crazy elevator experiences here, but I avoid them as much as possible.

    • Shinara #
      June 6, 2013

      Yay!!!! Babies do have a way of adding magic. I can’t wait to blow bubbles and do all those things adults aren’t supposed to do without kids. 😉

      How about Salsa music in the elevator? That was the best elevator ride…wanted to stay and dance some more.

  2. June 6, 2013

    I love that you looked around to see if either of them was carrying something insane. I love it!

  3. June 6, 2013

    I have not had a crazy elevator experience, but this may be one of the most hilarious prank videos I’ve ever watched. And by “hilarious”, I mean, “heart attack inducing”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N5OhNplEd4

    • faith #
      June 7, 2013

      HOLY $@!#! I almost just puked laughing so hard at that you tube video. Don’t think I will ever ride in an elevator the same way again 🙂

  4. June 6, 2013

    Good Lord.. Thank gawd the elevator didn’t break down.. I don’t know what would be worse, going into labor in an elevator or being trapped in one with religious zealots.

  5. June 6, 2013

    Uhhh, weird. I have my fair share of elevator stories because I work on the 15th floor, but most involve getting trapped for extended periods of time or very bad elevator etiquette. So many people don’t seem to get the concept of letting others off before you barge on!!! Sorry, side track pet peeve…

  6. Shelley #
    June 7, 2013

    There was a recent New Yorker piece on elevators you should read, can’t find the link just now but a fascinating look into the world of vertical transportation, including elevator politics and some interesting stories, including a guy who was stuck in an elevator for 40-something hours!

  7. June 7, 2013

    When I was in Shanghai for work for 2 weeks 2 years ago, I had to go to the 23rd floor… Chinese are strange in the elevator. There is almost always someone standing at the buttons pressing the door close button asap as people walk out. When the button pusher leaves on their floor, another takes their place. It’s funny! Not to mention being stared at because I am the tallest (ok, there was one or two guys taller) and my skin is much lighter than theirs, definitely a foreigner.
    For funny elevator stunts, check out Remi Gaillard’s youtube channel. Hubby and I laughed at many of his stunts. The Mario Go Cart is hillarious! http://www.youtube.com/user/nqtv/

  8. Lisa @ hapahopes #
    June 9, 2013

    I don’t, but my husband does. He was on an elevator at work, shortly after the summer Olympics, when a woman got on with him. She complimented him on his physique and asked if he worked out. He said that he did and she said, “Were you one of the Chinese gymnasts in the Olympics?” Yes, dumbass, all Asian men who work out are Chinese AND Olympic gymnasts… in a corporate elevator… in the south… with no accent whatsoever… wearing a corporate badge.

  9. Amber #
    June 10, 2013

    I was catching up on reading your blog when I saw the lovely rainbow picture. So cool! The elevator experience was interesting….don’t know what to make of it. I guess good thing you were headed up at that moment???

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