I suspect that I will always be drawn to true elevator stories after writing The Elevator.  I just found this in my local paper: 

Jens Wilhelms, 27, fell 25 feet down the elevator shaft of the apartment building in Frankfurt, Germany, where he lived. He probably would have been seriously hurt too, if it had not been for the fact that he landed on a woman who had fallen down the shaft a day earlier. The woman, 57, was unconscious, and rescue workers say that although she sustained further injuries when Wilhelms landed on her, it probably also saved her life, because “there is no telling how long it might have been before she was found.” 
The moral of this story may very well be:  if you fall down an elevator shaft, pray that someone else falls down, too.  Preferably someone with a loud voice. 
Have a great weekend! 


  1. Angela

    Ack! I’m a POODLE? LOL! That’s about the farthest thing from a mastiff that I can imagine!

    Thanks for the fun link, Linda.

  2. Suzanne

    Eeeks! That poor woman. You just never know what’s gonna happen in a day do you?

  3. Mocha with Linda

    Okay, I feel much better, because I am a poodle too! “Ack!” was my response as well, but it’s nice to know I’m in good company!

  4. Kay

    How does a person fall down an elevator shaft?
    Do they just step in without looking? I Always Look! LOL
    I thought of you the other day watching Mike Rowe clean an elevator shaft. And at Megan DiMaria’s party we got on an elevator with enough people to be very crowded. I asked if anyone had read the book. One person had. But hey, the rest might now…

    I am a Lab. I guess it fits for the most part. Especially the clumsy bit.

  5. Lisa

    That was fun! We are a household of dog lovers, and my kids will love that site. I’m a Lab. Scary how right it turned out to be.
    I wondered the same thing. How do two people end up falling into an elevator shaft? Amazing that the woman survived both her fall, and the fall she broke!

  6. sara

    Okay, that was an amazing story…was that woman’s family looking for her?

    I was surprised to find out that I am a “bulldog”…wow!

  7. Kathy

    Labrador Retriever
    The Caretaker


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