Friday, June 10, 2011

An Elevatingly Strange Experience

My office recently relocated to a brand new, modern, high tech office building.

One of the cool "tricks" the building has is the elevator speaks out the floor you've arrived at when the doors open.

I'm on the sixth floor, and everyday when I exit on my way to the office, a pleasant voice announces we've reached our destination by proclaiming "sixth floor."

This morning however, as the elevator reached my landing, the message was "sixth level." 

Immediately, as I exited, I thought that was odd.  "Doesn't it normally," I said in my mind "say "sixth floor?"

As soon as that thought crossed my mind I heard the elevator say "Floor.  Going down."

Not only can my elevator talk it appears it can read minds.  I need my coffee, stat!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the first instance I found on the web that references the word "elevatingly". Couldn't find it in any dictionaries. I used it in an English paper for the short story Good Country People by Flanner O'Connor. Will see if the instructor catches it!