08 May 2009
I've always been a bit leery over the gap between the elevator and the floor once the doors are open. It's just big enough that my keys or phone if I were to drop them would slip right through. I've dismissed this as a sort of irrational concern, not unlike my fear of being eaten by a gigantic mutant alligator. But today I realized my fear of losing something down the elevator shaft is not unfounded. My coworker stuck her hand out to block the elevator doors to hold it for someone and her key badge did a little flip with the action and promptly slid right between the elevator and the floor and clunked it's way down to the bottom of the shaft. Apparently I really do need to mind the gap.