Trapped on the EscalatorWe've all heard of people being caught on elevators but what if people were to be trapped on an escalator (original idea by Maryam).
[Two men and a woman are riding the escalator in a building when all of a sudden the escalator just stops]
Man: What the?
Woman: Oh no! What’s happening.
Man1: No big deal, just walk the rest of the way.
Man1: Are you crazy!?
[Man1 grabs Man2]
Man1: Are you trying to kill us all?
Man2: What are you talking about?
Man1: If you move the cables might snap and this escalator could fall.
Woman: Oh god! We’d all die.
Man1: Don’t panic, we just need to stay here, be calm and hope someone finds us.
Man2: Um, excuse me, I don’t know what’s wrong with all of you, but aren’t you over-reacting?
Woman: I’m claustrophobic, do you think we’ll be here long?
Man2: We’re in a wide-open space? Are you two high?
[Man1 slaps Man2 across the face]
Man1: Dammit man, you’re not making this easier.
Man2: Alright, alright, say I play along. Do either of you have a cell-phone so we can just call for help.
Man1: We’re on an escalator, no way we’d get reception.
Man2: This is insane, an escalator can’t fall, we’re in no danger.
[Woman starts to cry, reaches for a photo from her pocket]
Woman: These are my children. I love them so much. I don’t want to die.
Man2: We’re not going to die!
Man1: That’s right, because we’re just going to stay put.
[Just then a janitor walks by the top of the escalator]
Man1: Help! Help us we’re trapped on the escalator!
Man2: Can you please just tell these people that there’s nothing to worry about and we can just walk off this escalator?
Janitor: Just stay where you are. Whatever you do don’t move! I’m calling the fire department. Don’t move or the escalator cables could snap and you’ll all die.
[Man1 hugs Woman]
Woman: oh God I hope we make it.
[Hours later the people have been saved and a news reporter is talking to the woman]
Reporter: You have just been through a harrowing life and death ordeal. Is there anything you’d like to say?
Woman: I’d like to thank God, and Jesus. I was so scared. Why couldn’t we just have had some non-alarm like being stuck on an elevator?
Written by Reverend_Jerry