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Dispatch #1 March 3, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
The tired elevator refuses to move until I slip 10 tetri (less than five cents) into the box on the wall inside the lift. The coin keeps dropping into the coin return and I keep trying to feed it back into the coin slot. Finally, after pounding on the box for 30 seconds, the coin is accepted. The secret was to pound the box just as you turn the coin loose. The elevator shakes and rattles and begins ascending to the sixth floor. It refuses to stop on the fifth, my floor, so I grab my bags and take the stairs down a flight.