Got stuck on the sky walk one day

United States
January 6, 2016 6:13am CST
This happened several years ago. I was working for the hotels in the downtown area of the city I live in. There is what I call a sky walk, which is a bridge enclosed in glass between two buildings. I don't remember why I went into the sky walk now but I never went in alone again. The door closed behind me, and was locked. Now I could have gone across the sky walk and tried the other door but I didn't. Why? I was sort of terrified and already felt stuck. Second Reason? If there was elevators to go down? I wasn't doing THAT alone either. I can't remember what it crossed to now. I *think* it crossed to a car garage but am not sure. Luckily I had a friend who worked at the same place and I called him. Of course he was none too pleased, and I had to sort of yell at him to get him to come and get me. You might be thinking "What kind of friend is that?" He was trying to help me face my fear. Perhaps not in the best way possible but I don't fault him for it. Whilst working for this company, I also got over (to a certain extent) my fear of elevators. We were constantly in elevators in my job, and sometimes I had to go alone. I quickly learned to get over the fear, though I was stuck in an elevator there once...
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@Platespinner (18069)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jan 16
I discovered the best way to overcome the fear of being stuck in an elevator was to make sure I always had a book in my purse. Once, many years ago, I showed up at work early to tackle a backlog of work and promptly got stuck in the elevator. By myself. I sat on the floor and enjoyed an hour of quiet reading. Had I not had that book I probably would have gone completely bonkers.
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• United States
6 Jan 16
I am not sure that I would be able to concentrate on the book. I was stuck on an elevator with a friend and with a coworker (two different people) and all that accomplished was me bawling like a baby. I am fairly better with elevators now but car park elevators are still hard for me to get onto.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I opt for the stairs whenever possible, but being locked in a stairwell by myself actually scares me more than being stuck in an elevatore
• United States
6 Jan 16
@Platespinner I can imagine why. Not very many people use the stairwell anymore and it could be quite sometime before being rescued.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
6 Jan 16
I'm a man and to be honest, even men would get scared of something like that. You won't find me in one of those. However, there is little lady I've been eyeing lately who seems to have fear of nothing. I'm sure she is scared of something though.
• United States
6 Jan 16
Everyone is scared of something, even if they don't realize (or want to admit) what that is.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
6 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm sure she is but she's quite adament and cute at it to boot.
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• United States
6 Jan 16
@CrossingBorders It sounds as if she is something special.
@bluesa (11791)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jan 16
My sister refuses to get into an elevator and walks steps, so it is good you conquered that. I would also have freaked out on that sky walk. I am glad that even though you had to yell at him your friend came to help you, some fears cannot be conquered by forcing someone to face them.
• United States
6 Jan 16
Especially when they are completely alone! I don't blame your sister for refusing to get into an elevator. There are still some places that I will not get into an elevator at.
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@bluesa (11791)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum , yes, especially if a person is alone. And I don't blame either of you for being wary of elevators, it is just awful when a person gets stuck in one.
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• United States
6 Jan 16
@bluesa There is all that t.v. drama that makes it worse. Shows or movies with scenes of peopl ebeing stuck in elevators or them plummeting to the ground!
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@amnabas (9836)
• Karachi, Pakistan
6 Jan 16
It must be too scary I can imagine that.
• United States
6 Jan 16
It wasn't that it was high up either. It was the second floor.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
6 Jan 16
I have been stuck in elevators several times. It doesn't worry me at all. And I think I'd just enjoy the view if I got stuck where you did - until I needed the toilet and then it wouldn't be very funny.
• United States
6 Jan 16
I did try to enjoy the view but I was too frightened to really enjoy it. This was several years ago now. I would like to think I'd handle a situation like that a little bit differently.
@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jan 16
The skywalk wouldn't bother me, but being stuck in the elevator would. I'm glad you got out.
@celticeagle (114179)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jan 16
What an experience. I don't like being stuck in small spaces for very long. I'd probably be okay in an elevator with other people but not alone. Glad you had someone to come get you from the sky walk.