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Trapped in an elevator for 15 minutes….call the President and go to DEFCON 4!

By Captain RAAF 5 October 2010 43

Heard on 106.3fm and those two twits Cam and Lisa this morning  jibber jabbering (it’s all they ever do) about a group of seven people who were trapped in an elevator that had broken down for…wait for it….15 minutes!!

15 minutes, how did they ever survive? Will there be 7 PTSD claims inbound?

Should the elevator servicemen be sent to Guantanamo Bay, A Russian Gulag or maybe even Queanbeyan?

Has society reached the point that 15 minutes trapped in a box with 6 other people, one of whom was a fireman who reassured them that everything would be fine, is now classified as a noteworthy and potentially dramatic and stressful experience?

Can’t wait to see what the next topic will be that gets Cam’s nerves all a’twitter, maybe he’ll be stuck in a queue at Woolworths for 15 minutes AND IT WON’T MOVE, or maybe the remote for his car won’t work and it will take 15 minutes for someone to come and rescue him and show him he could have just used the key!! Oh’ the humanity!!

Have we all just forgotten what real hardship is? Will we, as a society, cope when something really significant occurs or will we just collapse in a screaming heap?


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minniemay 1:57 am 06 Oct 10

3 + years into my life in Canberra and I didn’t actually realise there was a Canberra FM station.

Which is to say I won’t listen to it (those 3 years have seen me grow a soft spot for 666), but it’s a good thing to know. Canberra: the city that continues to surprise.

Mr Evil 10:53 pm 05 Oct 10

I’m sure the 33 trapped miners in Chile would be quite happy to swap places with some Canberra bumholes stuck in a lift for 15mins.

Captain RAAF said :

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

I ordered a takeaway skinny latte, but was given an expresso instead?

MWF 9:21 pm 05 Oct 10

PigsFly said :

I’ve been so so so much happier the day I switched off 106.3 (the day after Lisa joined now former brekky host Mark)

Liiisaaa. She sounds as if she just pulled a couple of bucket bongs or just rolled out of bed.

grumpyrhonda 8:13 pm 05 Oct 10

I’m a mid 40’s mum and I switch constantly between stations. All I want is music. 1053, 104.7, 106.3, JJJ, ABC……….as long as I get music and not over saturated with stupid bloody Harvey Normal ads. I hate Hamish and Andy with a vengeance. Scotty, Nige and Knuckles are okay but I still want music. Not chatter.

PigsFly 8:12 pm 05 Oct 10

I’ve been so so so much happier the day I switched off 106.3 (the day after Lisa joined now former brekky host Mark). Yes ThatGuy, 2CA is still well and truly kicking along. And no, I’m definitely not a 40-50yo single mum.

As for the 15 minutes of supposed sheer terror for these lift dwellers, I didn’t think anyone these days would have noticed if a lift stopped moving seeing as they’d be zoned into their only little ipod-induced worlds.

Freddyp 6:00 pm 05 Oct 10

Tooks said :

Commercial radio – makes me thankful I have a CD player in the car.

😀 It makes me thankful that I have the ABC in mine.

georgesgenitals 4:32 pm 05 Oct 10

p1 said :

TVStar said :

Meanwhile people, the US military/industrial complex continues to support Israel!

Does Israel cause our elevators to malfunction?

They cause Palestine’s to malfunction.

p1 3:58 pm 05 Oct 10

TVStar said :

Meanwhile people, the US military/industrial complex continues to support Israel!

Does Israel cause our elevators to malfunction?

TVStar 3:43 pm 05 Oct 10

Meanwhile people, the US military/industrial complex continues to support Israel!

georgesgenitals 3:12 pm 05 Oct 10

neanderthalsis said :

Captain RAAF said :

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

1. Continued disruption to internet service
2. Being overcharged for a pizza/coffee/sandwich etc
3. Waiting for more than 15 minutes for your meal to be served in a restaurant
4. Mark Carmody appearing live in public wearing half a tree
5. The zombie apocalypse (time to start stockpiling tinned food and ammunition)

6. Someone overtook me on Adelaide Avenue and I was doing exactly the speed limit.

AngryHenry 3:08 pm 05 Oct 10

Captain RAAF said :

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

Involuntary onset of coma from repetition of boring breakfast radio talk topic?

Captain RAAF 2:56 pm 05 Oct 10

neanderthalsis said :

Captain RAAF said :

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

1. Continued disruption to internet service

aah, I see your’e with TPG! I feel your pain.

neanderthalsis 2:48 pm 05 Oct 10

Captain RAAF said :

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

1. Continued disruption to internet service
2. Being overcharged for a pizza/coffee/sandwich etc
3. Waiting for more than 15 minutes for your meal to be served in a restaurant
4. Mark Carmody appearing live in public wearing half a tree
5. The zombie apocalypse (time to start stockpiling tinned food and ammunition)

Captain RAAF 2:27 pm 05 Oct 10

I must admit, I expected a few of my evil arch enemies to take this topic as an opportunity to take a swipe at me, yeah I’m looking at you fgzk, arsecat etc?

Maybe they have seen my genuine concern for my fellow man and their ability to survive a biblical disaster and thought better of it…..or maybe they slept in today?

Any ideas at what credible scenario could present itself that may cause such a panic?

p1 2:25 pm 05 Oct 10

Skidbladnir said :

p1 said :

It sometimes takes nearly fifteen minutes for the dodgy elevator in my building to make it to the top.

*Thinks*
Scarborough House?

Ah Canberra. You can’t even comment on dodgy elevators without someone being able to figure out where you are.

🙂

Postalgeek 2:20 pm 05 Oct 10

fgzk said :

Lifts can be traumatic for some people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw8soyvhnOI

That was actually very entertaining.

Getting stuck in a lift – meh.

Getting stuck in a lift with irritating people – PTSD

Thoroughly Smashed 2:19 pm 05 Oct 10

DEFCON 4?

Oh well, at least they didn’t overdo the threat level. The US is already at DEFCON 4.

astrojax 1:46 pm 05 Oct 10

busgirl said :

Captain RAAF, you’re making so much sense to me lately…should I be worried?

was almost thinking the same thing. i hope it isn’t true; i can’t handle the truth…

but really, does anyone ever really pay any attention at all to anything anyone on commercial am [or fm, for that matter] radio does says or thinks..? hang on, thinks..?

all i can say, was the firey hot?

Skidbladnir 1:42 pm 05 Oct 10

p1 said :

It sometimes takes nearly fifteen minutes for the dodgy elevator in my building to make it to the top.

*Thinks*
Scarborough House?

p1 1:36 pm 05 Oct 10

It sometimes takes nearly fifteen minutes for the dodgy elevator in my building to make it to the top. That’s when it is working.

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