For reasons that I won’t go into right now I found myself this afternoon in the back freight elevator in the old Physics Building. It actually wasn’t in bad shape and it had clearly had some recent work done on it, but it’s still the kind of thing that makes you think of the word “rattletrap.”
Anyway, it reminded me of a set of elevator repair images that I’ve hung on to for no good reason. This first one is undated, but looks like the ’80s to me. I don’t know either of these guys but they look like they mean business. You wouldn’t hesitate to get into an elevator that they’d repaired.
Now I’m quite aware that I have complained more than once about how people take the same pictures over and over again, but some pictures just must be taken. I myself am not capable of walking past an elevator under repair without snapping a photo. This was in Duncan Hall in late September and these two were a couple of jokers, possessed of a polished repertoire of elevator humor. They kept me laughing for a good ten minutes. I’m sure they also fixed the elevator eventually.