April 13, 2005 at 4:32 pm 5 comments

the funniest thing happened today…and it got me thinking quite a bit…

my university has an elevator for the library building, but this being pakistan, it’s not very dependable. so today, i was standing near the elevator, when somebody set off the alarm from inside it. apparently, something like 10 people got stuck in it!! now, that elevator, is tiny! so 10 ppl inside it at one time is not a good thing…even if it is moving! and here it was, stuck between the 1st floor and 2nd floor.

anyway, some consciensous final years called the gaurds, extremely worried that the people inside might start panicking. and there we are, yelling reassurances through that thick door, running around, calling every maintenance person on campus…when we heard what can only be described as laughter from inside the elevator. the people inside, it seemed, were having FUN!!

i’m amazed everyday by what people in this university are capable of…but this takes the cake. here we are, in the middle of exams, with people going nuts if the cashier at the cafeteria takes one extra minute while returning their change coz “they have to study!”…and these people were enjoying a situation that can at best be described as claustrophobic! …

i didn’t stick around to see how long it took to get them out…am guessing it couldn’t have been longer than another 15 minutes…but that laughter proved they would be fine.

it reminded me, we can only control so much of what life throws our way. the rest of the time – it’s best to just have the best time possible, hopefully – everything will work out itself…

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Naaz  |  April 13, 2005 at 8:16 pm

    LUMS rocks…! : )

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  • 2. Xeb  |  April 13, 2005 at 8:41 pm

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    me linking you up! 😀

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  • 3. Aakash Sethi  |  April 14, 2005 at 9:53 am

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    Have something brewing, shall keep you posted.

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  • 4. Aakash Sethi  |  April 14, 2005 at 1:21 pm

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  • 5. Saad  |  April 14, 2005 at 2:09 pm

    hey… somebody gave me a link to ure blog… i was one of those unfortunate ones to be stuck in the lift and so i know first hand what happened….u might want to read what i wrote on the incident… and it MIGHT show to u y we were laughing… and yeah we got our pretty safe in the end… nice to know that you stuck around to watch us come out.

    Cheers!

    Reply

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