Going Underground

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterloo Station is quite unique in the fact that it has an actual working elevator so those with mobility issues have access to and from the tube. It is not only people in wheelchairs who need a helping hand, as mothers with buggies and travellers carrying heavy suitcases find escalators extremely hard to navigate. If you are bogged down by a number of bags or have to rely on a guide dog to make sure that you are safe then ...

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You Can Count On Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sign looks depressingly familiar, doesn’t it? It has been attached to the elevator for about a month now and there seems to be absolutely no sign of progression. You have asked reception what is happening as regards lift maintenance but they cannot disclose any info as they too are waiting for a response. You are at the end of your tether as you cannot actually do anything yourself but just have to wait patiently for the lift servicing specialists ...

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Never Admit Defeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

Last year, Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao, and trudged off the pitch, disappointed and disheartened. Unfortunately, it was not their lucky day in any respect as they were to encounter another hugely cringe-worthy incident due to a faulty elevator. Passers-by heard strangled screams coming from the ground and alerted security at Stretford immediately, as they thought ...

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Space Invaders

 

We have all encountered them. Those annoying types who read over your shoulder as soon as you start to read the paper; people who take up all of the elbow space when you are at the cinema; individuals putting their feet up on the back of your seat when you are on the bus; ‘space invaders’ seem to be taking over the world! There are forums set up all round the ‘net on this contentious subject matter, mainly asking how ...

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Keeping Up Appearances

 

If you have ever watched Channel 4’s ‘Four Rooms’ then this might look a little familiar. The synopsis of the programme is that you venture into the unknown and choose your path wisely, hoping to secure the most savvy deal on any antique that you bring to the table. For example, if you have a rare etching by Picasso then you would be prudent to leave the art critics till last, whereas if you had a vintage African artefact in ...

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Engineered for Success

If you need urgent assistance and there is no one on hand to help, then you often find yourself scrabbling around for answers, not knowing which way to turn. Confusing though it is; you seem to act on your instincts and use your nous rather than resort to desperate measures, as you are a rather savvy individual and always have your wits about you. So many people would crumble under pressure, but you seem to have maintained your cool, calm ...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

 

This, ladies and gentlemen is the world’s smallest elevator. Situated in the heart of Paris, this teeny-tiny fellow stands a mere 18 inches tall and is one of the city’s most popular crowd-pullers. People flock from far and wide to get a glimpse of this little lift as it is truly a sight to behold. L’ Hotel De La Porte Duree is a spacious and roomy guesthouse, but the same cannot be said for its star attraction. If you are ...

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Fancy That!

 

Now, most of us would not be able to afford such a snazzy, fancy elevator as this but it doesn’t half look impressive! Like the Funhouse in the 80’s or the disco haven of Reflex; it’s a mishmash of multi-coloured madness. It would certainly brighten our day if we were heading up to the office in a bad mood after tailbacks on the main road and having to park twenty minutes’ walk away as the company car park is chock-a-block ...

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Caught Red-Handed

Playing pranks on your work friends is all part and parcel of working in a large office space. You steal their staplers, nick their pens and move their seats; all in the name of fun, of course! It is never your intention to hurt their feelings, as you just want a little bit of respite from the endless phone calls which you have to make to customers who quite clearly do not want to be disturbed on a Friday evening. ...

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This is the Modern Way

 

If you have planned a luxury break away in the City then what do you look for? Do you want to stay in a plush, opulent hotel or a small guest-house tucked away down a winding cobbled road? Would you prefer to chill out, relax and unwind or drag your reluctant partner around the various shopping outlets dotted around the centre? People relish the thought of indulging in some much-needed retail therapy, but their other halves might have alternative ideas. ...

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