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#1 JennyK

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    Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:40 PM

    Sunday my FI had to go to dinner at a friends apartment in NYC so we decided to make a day out of it and go to Madame Tussaud's, the wax museum. I was so excited! Basically the way it works is that you start on the 9th floor and work your way down to the 1st floor again. When it was time to get on the elevator there was a line of about 15 of us plus 2 girls that worked there. We all packed in. It wasn't a small elevator, kinda like a freight one. Anyways, we get up to the 6th floor and the elevator stopped. The worker pressed the button to see if the door would open but nothing.. and the elevator started to shake. We started to go down again. She kept pressing the buttons and nothing was happening and we kept dropping. I looked at my FI and my eyes bugged out and my heart started to race, I felt it was going to beat out of my chest. The elevator kept shaking as we were going down. By the time we got to the 3rd floor the screen that tells you what floor you are on shut off. All of a sudden, we felt BOOOOOOOOOOOOM! We hit the ground! I swear I was about to have a panic attack lol They finally opened the doors from the outside to let us out but we were about 3-4' below the ground so they had to grab us one by one and lift us out of the elevator. Guess what we got for it?! $10 off! That was all our lives were worth hahaha

    #2 Betsy

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      Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:42 PM

      OMG! My heart is racing just reading that! I am always always scared of elevators! I am so glad to hear that you guys got out safely!! What a story!

      #3 beachbride08

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        Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

        OMG! That is scary. I can't beleive they only gave you $10 off.
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        #4 Sandra E.

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          Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

          OMG! Wow! That's crazy!

          #5 JennyK

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            Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by beachbride08
            OMG! That is scary. I can't beleive they only gave you $10 off.
            And it was originally $8! The lady buying tickets next to us was told by the ticket counter girl "Our elevators aren't working so you have to walk up the stairs to the 9th floor. We can give you $10 off" My FI was like,"WHOA.. how does she get $10 and she wasn't stuck in the elevator!?" So they gave us the extra $2 bucks. We really just wanted a full refund (so I could go then buy myself some Xanax j/k)

            #6 Jacqueline

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              Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:53 PM

              OH MY GOD my heart was racing too just reading that. That is so scary I would have shit myself. I would have threw the $10 at them and said "Keep it toward fixing the damn elevator!" Glad you're safe though!

              #7 jean-marcus

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                Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

                holy crazy... i would have thought it was part of the experience... are you sure you werent in one of those elevator rides like at disney land or something? atleast you didnt get stuck

                #8 JennyK

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                  Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:00 PM

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                  holy crazy... i would have thought it was part of the experience... are you sure you werent in one of those elevator rides like at disney land or something? atleast you didnt get stuck
                  The workers were trying to joke with us by saying that but no one was laughing lol

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                  #9 boscobel

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                    Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:33 PM

                    Damn, my heart was pounding for you. Not really sure why, since you were writing this, obviously you were ok, but I was still worried for a few seconds! Scary shit!

                    #10 Jenn3878

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                      Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:10 PM

                      OMG that is scary! $10 wow, what cojones!!




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