Satisfaction Guaranteed Every Time

 

Everyone needs a little boost when they are down in the dumps. You could have had a row with your other half, or have just found out that you have been passed over for promotion yet again when you thought that it was in the bag. Especially seeing as the person who secured the role only came into the company a few months ago, and was in a far more junior position before they moved up the ranks. Life is ...

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One Hell of a Ride

 

If you have ever resided in a flat or apartment then the chances are that you will have utilised the elevator on a day to day basis; especially if you live on one of the top floors. Fair do’s really-as taking the stairs leaves you absolutely knackered after a good old session at the gym flexing your muscles and working on your abs. You like to look and feel good, and an hour’s workout with your personal trainer makes your ...

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Up Where We Belong

“Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow”

Joe Cocker sure is an old romantic. He may not be as swarthy as Englebert-nor as smooth as Sir Tom- but he still possesses oodles of wrinkly charm. The ladies swoon when he is on stage crooning beautiful ballads in his seductively croaky voice, and fills up stadiums whenever he goes on tour. The notion that you can travel to a place where ...

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Playing the Waiting Game

 

Senator Dianne Feinstein and several of her aides were stuck in a Capitol elevator for over 15 minutes whilst trying to attend a conference. It may not seem all that long, but given the fact that this Intelligence Committee chairwoman is approaching her 80th birthday, and taking into consideration that one of her advisers was heavily pregnant, it was indeed a race against time to free these panicking passengers. The lift maintenance staff did one heck of a good job ...

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The Sky’s the Limit

Technological breakthroughs happen on a day-to-day basis, as we are constantly progressing and evolving as a community. Some are revolutionary, however, and make you sit back in wonderment. Elevator researchers have discovered that they can more than double the height of the world’s highest skyscrapers by replacing tired old steel cables with durable, resilient and hard wearing carbon fibre rope. Even Superman himself would have trouble pulling ...

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The Times They Are A-Changing

 

If you decide to take a jaunt to Manchester then you simply have to get your soccer fix by visiting the National Football Museum. Packed with historical memoirs, interesting snippets of info and interactive games for the little ‘uns to enjoy-this amazing experience will take you back to when you were a kid and first entered a packed stadium full of eager supporters ready for 90 minutes of adrenaline-packed action. It still gives you a little thrill when you take ...

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Poor News for Rich Kids

 

Dubai is the home of the rich; the privileged; the elite. Those that earn tonnes of wonga every year reside in palatial surroundings with all of the latest gadgets and gizmos, whilst we mere mortals here in Old Blighty shiver through the throngs to beg the bank for yet another extension to our overdraft. We may envy those that never have to worry about cash but even people who are fortunate enough to have an address on Millionaire’s Row can ...

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Call Waiting…

In Graz, the second largest city in Austria, the Mayor has made an informed decision to ban mobile phones on public transport, much to the delight of passengers who want to travel in peace. The last thing you want to hear when you feel a bit fragile and delicate in the morning, is some harried lady screeching into her mobile, or a group of boorish businessmen loudly discussing the closure of a deal whilst their fellow travellers look down at ...

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Push the Button

Remember when you were a kid and used to press the buttons on the elevator incessantly, much to the frustration of the other passengers? You probably thought it was highly amusing at the time, but now you are older and (a little bit) wiser and realise that it is not all that funny when you are on a tight schedule. People are impatient creatures and if there is a two minute delay on the Tube, then the whole of London ...

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Scaling the Dizzy Heights of Success

We all know that it is really quite important to own the latest up-to-the-minute software if you want to be seen as media-savvy and aware of ever changing modes and trends. Some of us who have reached their twilight years are seen as ‘silver surfers’ by the younger generation but hey, at least we are showing the kids that we can give them a run for their money as far as browsing the net is concerned. Technology has changed so ...

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