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    Monday, June 26, 2006

    Stuck In The Middle With You

    Remember when I said that the football team had checked out? Well, they didn't. Sunday morning Mr. Sign and I got on the elevator with a large guy who also had his luggage. He was at least 6'6" and had the most amazing tatoos on his arms. I found myself staring at them but trying to look away so I didn't seem creepy. None of us said anything.

    When we thought we reached the main floor, the doors wouldn't open. Now, I am quite claustrophobic and tend to panic in such situations. My mind was racing but I was able to keep it all inside. Apparently, the football player was also panicked since he pushed the alarm button several times. We waited for someone to come or at least acknowledge that they knew we were there. No one did.

    The football player took matters into his own hands and used his bulging arms to try to pry the doors open. They quickly snapped shut. We waited a little longer and still no one came. He tried again to pry the doors open and this time we could see that we were between floors. His arms shook as the doors tried to close and I climbed out. Mr. Sign threw our luggage out and hopped out. He held the doors for the football player as I took his luggage while he climbed out.

    As we passed the clerk at the desk who was only about 30 feet from the elevators, the football player let her know that we had been stuck and had tried to notify someone with the bell. Her response was, (I kid you not), "Well, you got out, right?" I wanted to say, "No, I'm still stuck in there. I'm just astral projecting myself here so I can have the pleasure of this intelligent conversation."

    Several other players from the team had already loaded into the shuttle bus that was heading to the airport. As we waited for them to leave I overheard the driver say something about the Rams. I spent 5 days in the same hotel as the St. Louis Rams!! I wish I had known sooner because I might have hung out a little more.

    I had a great trip. It was so nice just to be able to kick back and not have to be anywhere or do anything. I felt very relaxed. It's all over now and I want my life of leisure back!


    Sal said...

    Sweetie, you have the best stories. I'm glad your home and can relax. Biiiiiig {{HUG}}

    barman said...

    I did a quick scan to see if anyone else wrote about that story somewhere, Hey why not figure out who the player was. Oh well, no such luck.

    You really do have great stories. I hope your batteries are all recharged now. Glad to have you home again even if it means less posting again. :(

    Big Pissy said...

    Being stuck in an elevator is one of my worst nightmares! *shudder*

    I won't even ride in them....I take the stairs if at all possible.

    other than the elevator thing....glad you had a good time!

    buddha_girl said...

    Well ya got out?

    That ass said THAT?

    You should have said, "It appears you'd do well to imbibe in a nice cup of shut the fuck up!"

    I'm so nice sometimes! Welcome home! Glad you were able to ogle some men while away! Good times!

    DZER said...

    I would have asked for the hotel manager and raised a HUGE stink about not only the elevator, but the attitude of the employee. Who knows, you could have gotten part of your stay comped or a future freebie?

    glad your trip was good darlin' ... welcome home.

    Suze said...

    Jenn, glad to hear you had a great time. Oooh, to be stuck in a lift with a Ram or did you say Rammer? LOL

    Manny said...

    Welcome home babe.

    I have this untold fantasy of being stuck in an elevator with....forgot it's an untold fantasy.

    tina said...

    What an ass! Sounds like a good trip.

    tina (by way of Crabby's)

    Madame X said...

    I'm with D!
    I would have made a HUGE fuss!

    Welcome back!

    Sheets said...

    Glad you had a great time!

    Welcome home!

    crabcake said...

    Why don't you ever take me with you on these trips? I've been good. I like bulging muscles. a lot. sigh.

    I know Manny's fantasy. Want me to tell you? She gets stuck in an elevator with Dr. Phil.

    ell said...

    glad you had fun! i got stuck in one of those outside-the-building elevators in san francisco. talk about terrifying. i feel your pain.

    lmao at buddha girl's cup of "shut the fuck up" comment!!!