November 13, 2008

Day three and... at least I'm useful for something

Photo graciously provided by Mr. Tacc., the better photographer in this relationship...

A gal likes to know she's needed.

That's why I smiled when the doors opened, and well-dressed gent said with evident relief; "Oh, I'm so glad you're here!"

Turns out that the poor guy, probably about my father's age and clearly an accountant or absent-minded law professor - had been riding up and down in the lift, trying to get it to take him to the ground floor.

Puzzled, but still smiling at the evident charm being showered on me, I extended one finger, firmly pressed the button marked 'G', and whisked us to the ground floor. Whereupon I had a hearty farewell from my new friend and a cheery wave as he loped off, clutching his leather case.

I'm an easily-amused girl, and this innocent little encounter made me smile my way out onto Collins, wondering what on earth had gotten into these chaps these days. I mentally shrugged my shoulders and went off to see if my new workplace was anywhere near a newsagent that sells Marie Claire Idees (it is; it's late. Hop-la).

I thought nothing of it until today, when I overheard two people talking in the lift about how they couldn't get out of the building last night, the lifts randomly whisking people to the top floor and forcing them to stop at every floor, all.... the... way... to the ground.

So, I can reliably say, that at day 3 on the job, I am a whizz at something. I can make the elevators work.

Just watch my meteoric rise from here...

9 comments:

Bellgirl said...

Perhaps you could move into lift-charming full time? There's a carnival ride idea in this, methinks ;)

Shellbells said...

classic talent!!! I shall call upon you next time i am in the city near a lift!!! lol...your post made me laugh..glad to see all is going well!!! Weekend in nearly here

CurlyPops said...

Woohoo! Its so nice to be needed but even nicer when a nice old man is grateful for your help.
You shall now be known as The Lift Whisperer!

AnastasiaC said...

what a nice moment - your good deed for the day!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

It might be meteoric rise but remember you can only take a maximum of 8 people with you.

(Your day 3 sounds much more flash that a day 1 at one of my previous jobs - where I found that I was a whizz at doing my boss' grocery shopping)

BigCat said...

Great news. Its always good to have that special talent.

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Maureen said...

Special talents indeed! And yes, you must be a rising star since I don't think it's likely you peaked out on day 3!

Geraldo Maia said...

Hello Taccolina,
It is a great pleasure to visit your nice and interesting blog for the first time.
Best wishes from Brazil:
Geraldo