- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
Have you ever been on an elevator that skipped a floor number entirely? I have.
Just so you know, I’m not a huge fan of elevators in the first place, so when I have to get on one, I expect to be able to push the button and be delivered to my designated floor with minimal delay (except of course for the unavoidable stop-and-go of the other passengers, which I am ok with).
Well, today we went to get our marriage license. Parking downtown is not fun to begin with, it was freezing cold, and after going to the 4th floor of the WRONG building, we were directed across the street to a different building. Things were going ok, we went thru the metal detector and all that jazz, then proceeded to the elevator. It arrives, the arrow a glowing beacon pointing in the direction of the ‘legalization’ of my impending nuptuals. We step into the crowded elevator, turn to press the #4, AND THERE IS NOTHING.
COUNT 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9. AND AGAIN 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9. You’re KIDDING me right?! This is just some horrible joke that the lady on the phone pulled on us. We look at each other in confusion, look back at the # pad, look around at other people, and decide to get off on whatever random floor it’s stopping at to collect our thoughts..
We wander around for a moment, like abandoned animals on a country dirt road, and that’s when I can’t take it anymore. Mind you, I had to be at work at 10 AM, and we had already be to 2 different buildings, including one with a missing floor. So I ask some guy (looked like a lawyer or something) WHERE exactly is the 4TH FLOOR? To which he replies “There isn’t one”. Serioulsy, it was starting to feel like I was trapped in a B-rated horror flick.
That’s when another guy tells us that it’s ‘from floor 5, go down the hall to your right, and that is considered the 4th floor. OK, THAT makes sense.
Anyway, we finally found the elusive ‘floating’ 4TH FLOOR, and we got our license (& a funny story to tell for awhile lol)
Sorry so long, bees!