Friday, June 23, 2006

Stuck in an Elevator

Hi there. Today I had a first-ever experience: I got stuck in an elevator. I was with a hearing woman and a deaf woman. The three of us waited patiently for half an hour. Fortunately the lights were on, and the air was working fine - well, the fan was running, the A/C didn't work, but the fan was good enough. I had a hard time with communicating with both the deaf and the hearing woman at the same time. The reason for that was the deaf woman wanted to just talk directly with me, so the hearing woman was kind of left out and I didn't know what to do. I try to provide equal access to communication as part of my job, but this situation I was just stuck. So I was stuck in two ways - in the elevator, and with communication. Anyway, that's the first time I was ever stuck in an elevator, and I hope it never happens again! Bye now.