Necessity is the mother of invention and improvisation.
This story is the best motivation you could ask for to take the stairs instead. Elevators are convenient and reliable... most of the time. I don't mean to put fear in your hearts, but they sometimes break down. You can survive a falling elevator, but it's not a pleasant thought. Neither is getting stuck in one. It's basically the worst.
If anyone is equipped to get stuck in one of these up-and-down death boxes, it'd have to be surgeons. They're highly trained, have seen just about everything and know how to keep calm under pressure.
Recently, a medical student by the name of John got trapped in an elevator on the way to his first ever surgery. The catalog of images taken during his temporary imprisonment proves that doctors are just as hilarious in real life as the characters on Scrubs (who are also pretty awesome in real life).
Luckily for all of us, John kept his sense of humor and decided to log his experiences on Snapchat, because why not. 10 minutes in, things were already getting rough. Unfortunately for our protagonist, it would only get worse from here.
Soon, unbearable hunger set in. It's a good thing there weren't any others in this hell with him. It would lead to one of the strangest things ever found on an X-Ray at that hospital, and he'd have trouble answering why he has a detached thumb in his stomach.
Cannibalism...we're talking about justifiable cannibalism.
It's also important to keep in touch with the outside world. Yes, you're isolated and that's unfortunate. But by keeping track of the time, you can feel more connected with them, knowing your July 11th is the same as their July 11th.
Perhaps you should put that blade to your beard instead of to your arm. It'll help you feel more human if you look more human. Also, you can eat the beard trimmings. Less tasty but also less painful than eating your own bicep.
They say you can choose your friends, but when you're stranded that's not a luxury you're afforded. You have to make due with whoever is around. And sometimes that person is a braggadocious, one-upping chump.
When you're stranded, be aware of the elements and how they may harm you. Fluorescent lights are more dangerous than you realize. Especially if you're near a mirror and don't want a light that will meticulously point out every flaw in your skin.
After a grueling, unimaginable, nightmarish hour, John was finally free. But he was hesitant to return to society. You can tell, as he stuck around to take one final picture of the hell that had become his home.
On the bright side, John was likely no longer nervous about his first surgery. He had bigger problems to face now. Society has its flaws, but we're at least used to it. Hopefully John can re-acclimate quickly... and also get A's on all his med school finals.