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Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction…

I was visiting the Business Continuity Institute Central Office recently in Reading and stayed as usual in a budget hotel in the city centre. The hotel was busier than usual so I was forced up to the eleventh floor. On heading out for dinner one evening I caught the lift and on the way down was joined by two young women and a middle-aged man. As we neared the ground floor the lift jumped slightly and then stopped but the doors did not open. I was the first to make the joke ‘oh wouldn't it be funny if the lift was stuck’, nervous laughs followed but on re-pushing the G button nothing happened. The alarm button swiftly followed and then we heard staff outside reassuring us that we would be res