It was a lovely day filled with beautiful smile, delightful words, big bright sun that give a tight warm hug. Kind of wonderful day that gear up your excitement.. mmm..
.. just to be a bit dramatic in presenting some contradictory scenario between a perfect scenes and what was really happened on that day. I was alone trapped inside a 4x7 dark elevator last few days back. It was hell of a horrible 25-minute of experience, fear of being restricted in a small place and also fears of suffocation. It was just not my day. Everything went malfunction, the alarm, the support lighting as well as the ventilation. I called some friend to inform about my situation and start to cool myself down. I sat down, talk to myself and start to pray. Something that we need to do in that situation, else we might end up having claustrophobia, start to sweat and eventually choked to death. At least those are some of what runs inside my head during the situation. Nevertheless, I was extremely grateful with the effective and efficient response by the Security personnel and maintenance people. Within 25 minutes the door to the elevator was unlocked from outside with ease. It was an electricity breakdown on the whole campus due to technical problem with our GDC.
I received and apologizing remarks via my cell phone by the Maintenance people but a routine checking on the elevator should provide a freedom of discomfort should there be any cases of trapped-in-an-elevator again. The ventilation, support light and alarm should be in function with no excuses. That was my message to him.
Could you imagine being alone inside the small, dark hole inside your grave? It does cross my mind for an obvious reason while being trapped inside the elevator. Allah (subhaanahu wa ta'aala), praise and glory be to Him, and Him only..
P/s - Nora was so worried, I could 'smell' it from the choices of word she uttered and uncomfortable tone of voices...