Share Your World – March 13, 2017

Do you push the elevator button more than once?

Lift Button

The things I do for a challenge know no limits. I had no reasonable photo of a lift button, so decided to take one, easier said than done. First of all I made sure there were no neighbours on the stairway that might wonder about my action with the camera and I quietly left our appartment with my telephone camera and pressed the lift button to make sure I got an action photo of an illuminated lift button  -success. As the lift doors were opening I decided to disappear as quickly as I appeared into my appartment and here we have the pièce de résistance, our lift button.

Ah yes, the question, I press it once and hope that the lift is there. We live on the ground floor, but I need the lift for the cellar and garage and then  I hope that our neighbours are not transporting some sort of furniture by lift, or their children. That would mean I would have to wait for a few minutes until the lift actually reacted. If they push the button first, then I could use a sledge hammer, but it would be no use. The lift operates in its own magic way and cannot be persuaded by pressing the button until your fingers turn blue. Just one tap on the button and hope, that is the solution to our lift. It does what it wants to do in any case.

Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

No, nothing makes our lift faster, it is enchanted, bewitched, possessed.

Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

I no longer visit big cities, and especially not if I do not know them. I could fall. I grew up in a big city, London, and that did it for me. Switzerland has a few big cities, but they are so well planned, there is no point in planning anything yourself. The Swiss take all the fun out of exploring. There are signs everywhere and trams. Today I only explore supermarkets and usually know where I am going. Spontaneous exploration of a supermarket costs money. You buy things you do not really need or want.

Signpost Solothurn

Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.

I only know uplifting words to describe myself – only 4? Then I will have to make a choice.

Golden and Oldie (that counts as one – yes), intelligent, gifted, creative, and of course beautiful (if you like big noses).

If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert? 

I have to pass on this one, as this all has to do with active movements. You even have to crawl in a desert or ride a camel. Perhaps a month or two in a luxury hotel, or even Swiss expensive clinic, where I do not have to do anything except to press a button and have someone to do it all for me.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Last week I did not have to go anywhere or do anything, it was all my own choice. I am looking forward to the next week as it seems it will be the same as last week, what could possibly be better.

Share Your World – March 13, 2017

17 thoughts on “Share Your World – March 13, 2017

  1. It turns out that no matter what you do, almost all elevators do pretty much whatever they want. I lived in a building sort of like yours — years ago. The elevator went up. It went down. It stopped on each floor. It didn’t matter what you pushed. It would do the same thing anyway.

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    • Our lifts are serviced regularly. Our block appartments are privately owned so we all have something to say. There are only three floors to service, but it always seems that when I need the lift someone takes it first. We live on the ground floor, so we only need the lift for the cellar or garage. Mr. Swiss takes the stairs but I am dependent on the lift.


  2. A week of no “have to do” things would be absolutely wonderful. 🙂
    Your uplifting word choices are great. You should also add “smile giver”. Your posts always make me smile. Your bluntness makes me think of my granny and I can’t help but smile when reminded of her. Have a blessed day.

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      • My Granny was a one-of-a-kind, unique like you. 🙂 I think if we didn’t have anything to do, we could find plenty of “want to” things to do. I will be posting some pictures soon of the “want to” that we did today. It was great fun for me and I think David enjoyed it, too.
        Have a blessed day!


  3. Suzanne and I try to stay out of big cities. Houston is the only big one we need to go to. When we do go, we try to get in and out as quickly as we can.

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    • I have also lost my taste for big cities, although London was something else. It was never big to me, because I grew up there and know it so well. I can find my way around with no problem. Alas my visits to London are a thing of the past since dad passed away last year, and I am no longer able to travel such distances.

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