November 23, 2008


One morning last week I was waiting for the lift to go down. After some time still no sign of it coming up. So I walked down. Nearing the lift landing I saw a man using his body to block the lift door. My first thought was he was blocking the door to wait for his friend.

Just as I was about to ask him, another man on the street gave him a signal. He moved off. The lights in the lift went off. You know what happened?

It was then I remembered that electricity supply was supposed to be disrupted for a few hours that morning. The man was blocking the lift door to prevent people upstairs from entering the lift. Otherwise they would be trapped when the power shut down.

Must remind myself not to jump to conclusion straightaway. Pause first.

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