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  RedPillSucks  |  31

Some elevators are hydraulic and some are cable. It probably matters which you try jumping around in.
Hydraulics are less likely to plummet to the ground if something breaks

  sens3sfailing  |  24

guys, its quite simple really, OP obviously tried to take the elevator in the building Sheldon and Leonard live in and Amy decided to take down the caution tape in order to study human behavior when caught in an elevator for several hours. I don't know why nobody noticed this earlier.

  witchdoctor1  |  9

Power outage. Believe it or not elavators work on this magical source called electricity. And sometimes generators don't have enough energy to restart them in a shortage.

  muzy  |  23

I feel your pain op. I was 6 when i experienced the terrors of being stuck in an elevator. I was young enough to believe that there was only a finite amount of oxygen in there. Needless to say that I have never again set foot in another one of those death traps.

  Vashen  |  5

Elevators typically have four steel cables. 3 of those 4 cables can break and the last cable can still hold its maximum weight, plus another fully loaded car beneath it.

  RaggleFrock  |  13

I was stuck in an elevator once for 3 hours. I only remember it because it was the day after my 18th birthday, it was a heat wave and I was slightly hungover. I stared at myself in the mirror until my face became distorted and I passed out. When I woke up a maintenance guy was poking me with a pen.

  AKGirlinSD  |  20

15, I'm in San Diego and there aren't that many earthquakes here. Alaska, where I'm born and raised however, have at least one a day somewhere. They have more seismic activity there beside Antarctica. Also, to the Original Poster, no offense, but you willed it to happen. If you thought you were going to get stuck in an elevator while you were in it, you made it happen. People are probably thinking WTF is the lady talking about. It falls under Will Power: if you want it badly enough, it will happen, both good or bad. Google Will Power research and you'll see what I'm saying has truth and a ton of medical studies behind it. Better luck next time though!

By  Mads_1234  |  28

I'm sorry OP, but this happens very rarely. I've been stuck on an elevator only once in my entire life, and it was scary. Just know that it is very rare (And especially unlucky for your first time in an elevator!)

  d4m4s74  |  12

Ms play it safe was afraid to ride
the elevator, thought she'd get stuck inside.
She took the stairs every day, until she finally tried
And as luck would have it, she got stuck and died.

By  ocramavaf  |  15

elevators have a mind of their own sometimes they could be in league with cats for a future take over of the world, don't worry about it op be courageous and keep at it, im sure it won't happen again... unless it does... who knows