Elevators – Think before you step in.
It started about a month ago. At first there were one or two isolated incidents. Everyone thought that the first people who experienced it were either lying or delusional. But then more stories came to light. Now it has become a regular occurrence. So much that people have stopped using elevators and starting taking the stairs instead. Everyone is afraid to step into the elevator. Though there is a chance that it might not happen with you and you actually reach the place you intend to. I first heard about this phenomenon when I read about a guy in Queens who landed on 7th floor of Empire State Building. So this is what is happening. You enter an elevator and press the button for the floor you want to go to. The doors close and the elevator moves. But when the doors open, you actually step out in some other building far from where you started. I heard there was a guy who stepped into an Elevator in New Delhi and got out in Beijing.
The scientific community has been baffled by the occurrences. NASA is leading the investigation into this. Some claim that the elevator itself somehow gets teleported to different locations. But scientists have confirmed that the elevators stay where they are and just the occupants are mysteriously teleported from one elevator to another. There is one guy who claims that he started in an elevator in California on Sunday and came out from an elevator in Maine on Wednesday. This time travel claim has yet to be proven. And no one else has come up with a story of time travel.
Some people are claiming that aliens are behind this phenomenon. But many doubt it. What would aliens gain from messing up with our elevators? Others are saying that earth passed through a giant wormhole or something. And there are those who say it’s a mad scientist whose only daughter died because of obesity. I agree that people are getting fitter now. They are taking the stairs and have become more active. There has been one more side effect, or should I say positive effect, of this situation. People know their neighbors now. Those random people standing beside them for a fifteen second elevator ride. They are now companions for a long haul up the stairs. Now people join their voices in complaining about creaky knees and squeaky toes.
There was a news report yesterday that a man has managed to escape the phenomenon for six weeks while taking the elevator daily. Scientists are investigating how he has not been affected by something that has affected millions of people worldwide. Maybe the secret is in his DNA. But then his brother has been affected. But Governments around the world are desperately trying to figure out a solution. Some countries have banned the use of elevators till then. The Governments are facing a bigger problem. They are looking at this as a security threat. A terrorist with weapons and explosives can get into an elevator in his home country and then ride enough elevators to finally land in one of the targeted countries. That thought is enough to send a chill down the spine of the best security agencies.
I know this is a risk. So I am trying to make changes to the algorithm that would not allow people to teleport with weapons. Yes, I am the one behind this marvel. And no I am not the mad scientist who lost his daughter. Mad scientist, maybe, but I never had a daughter. So why am I doing this? Because I can. Because it’s fun and because I am claustrophobic and can’t take elevators. And most importantly, because people are getting so fat that the elevators only occupy two people at once nowadays.
How I did it? It’s a secret.