~ We got stuck in the car wash machine ~

United States
October 20, 2016 1:01am CST
For a spilt 15-20 seconds maybe! It's one of those carwashes where they clean your car quickly before you drive in the automatic car wash, & once you get out - the workers will dry your car.. ... well, as we were driving in the automatic car wash! I was telling my boyfriend, the machine was sort of louder than usual.Then the entire machine STOPPED WORKING completely! I was freaking out, because I don't like being in a situation where I'm trapped inside or being able to exit/escape quickly. Luckily, the machine turned back on shortly after. Not sure what happened, but I'm glad we weren't trapped. Have you ever been trapped anywhere?
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@DianneN (91242)
• United States
20 Oct 16
I'm so claustrophobic, and would have freaked out. I'm glad it started up again quickly. You two have the craziest things happen to you. Lol!
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Yes! And here on myLot is where I vent them out =)
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@TRBRocks420 (85671)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby You guys life is sometimes like a Seinfeld episode lol.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
@TRBRocks420 Hahah =P I guess that's city living! SO MANY PROBLEMS!
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@HazySue (24515)
• United States
20 Oct 16
That would be awful. I was stuck one time in the elevator at school. They said it was only 6 minutes but it felt like 6 days to me.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Oh my gosh! I'd be traumatized if it was that long !
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@HazySue (24515)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby I don't like elevators anyway, that just confirmed the feeling for me.
• United States
22 Oct 16
@HazySue I don't like elevators. Most of the time I would try to take an alternative way and only use the elevator if I have to.
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@moffittjc (47309)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Oct 16
I was trapped in an elevator for an hour by myself last year at work during a power failure. Our building is an old historic building, and so the elevator is really old. The fire department came out to try and open the doors to get me out, but the emergency release mechanism wasn't working. After trying everything, the finally gave up and decided to chop down the metal door with their axes. Fortunately, as they were getting their axes out of the fire truck, the power came back on and the doors opened!
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Oh hell no =( I would be traumatized and would never ride in an elevator anymore.So did the firefighters have to use the axe? No right? Do you have any fear til' this day?
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@moffittjc (47309)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby OMG...this is the first time I ever seen you cuss! My image of a sweet innocent girl has been shattered! lol The firefighters did not have to use the axes to get me out, as once the power came back on and the doors opened before they had to use their axes. I wasn't afraid or scared or traumatized in any way. Because there was no power at all (not even emergency lighting) inside the elevator, it was pitch black in there. I just sat down on the floor of the elevator and tried to play on my phone, but I had no service inside the elevator, so I just ended up taking a little power nap! It was all good, and it was a nice little break from work anyway.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
@moffittjc Ha! I'm still innocent. You were so calm :) I would be but I guess you're getting paid while being stuck so why not eh? :)
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@TRBRocks420 (85671)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Oct 16
That would be scary and, no I never have, would probably freak out too.
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• United States
20 Oct 16
It was even though it was for a spilt second! Luckily the machine went back on. Maybe someone accidentally turned off or something =) Hope it doesn't happen to you. My biggest fear would be elevators!
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@TRBRocks420 (85671)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Yeah, I won't even get in one any more lol.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
@TRBRocks420 I still do but I don't like it =)
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Oct 16
That would be scary. I was locked in this small storage room at work one time. It is small and closed in and the door locked behind me from the outside when I went in. I was in a panic. I was banging on the door and screaming. Finally after about a half hour somebody heard me and come and opened the door. I was some glad to finally get out of there.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Oh my gosh! I would be panicking and at that time did you have a phone on you? Probably not but now a days I think we all keep our phones handy =) But I'd be scared if there was no service. I'm glad someone helped you out!
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
21 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby no i didn't have a phone on me.
@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
20 Oct 16
I don't think I've been trapped anywhere. Are the car washes fun though to ride through? I can see me getting anxious right away if I was in there and it stopped too.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
We don't go to carwashes often =) I prefer to hand wash. But it's not that fun, I don't think!
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@Tampa_girl7 (27407)
• United States
20 Oct 16
I once saw saw someone's windshield broke by one.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Eek that is scary/dangerous!
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@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
20 Oct 16
Um I don't remember being trapped anywhere. Unless it was when I was being teased as a child and they hold the door shut while turning the lights off in the basement.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Oh yes! I remember those moments by my cousins!
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@LadyDuck (187670)
• Switzerland
20 Oct 16
We are asked to get out of the car, nobody can stay inside in those automatic car wash. I have been trapped in a life for several minutes, I suffer of claustrophobia and I was in panic.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
If it was longer, I would be freaking out more. Here most carwashes you don't get out =) Some you do!
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@LadyDuck (187670)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Here it's for safety reason, you are obliged to get out.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
@LadyDuck That would make a lot of sense! Some places do tell you to get out but most its a self service thing
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@quantum2020 (10157)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
24 Oct 16
I got trapped once in an elevator. The event lasted for two or three minutes only. Everyone inside the elevator got scared
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• United States
24 Oct 16
I would be so scared too.
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@teamfreak16 (42458)
• Denver, Colorado
20 Oct 16
Not that I can remember.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Good & I hope not ever =)
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@Daljinder (22181)
• India
20 Oct 16
Trapped in the mouth of a monster!
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• United States
21 Oct 16
Luckily for a slight moment & not something crazy long =)
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@marlina (80503)
• Canada
20 Oct 16
Did you ask the manager there what happened?
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• United States
21 Oct 16
No I didn't since we moved shortly after. But if it had been longer, I would.