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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

An Uplifting Tale

There is nothing more annoying than getting in a lift and hearing that dreaded clacking sound, as you know that the outcome is not going to be good. Some individuals are terrified of being confined in small spaces for a long time, and it makes them start to think the unthinkable. What if they are …

Up, Up and Away!

It may not occur to you how important the humble lift is until it stops working or has been taken away for refurbishment. How would you get to work on time if your faithful pal wasn’t there to escort you from one floor to another? The stairs are a killer, especially in your heels, and …

A Hair-Raising Experience

It’s make or break time. You are running as fast as you can for the bus-which is miraculously early for a change-and seconds count. You have to make a good impression on your first day at work and cannot afford to be late. Everything has been going according to plan so far, so your good …