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The Elevator

Frank began to wait for the elevator at the first floor. A few minutes later, an elevator came and a lot of people came out from it. He got on with four person who waiting for the elevator like him. The elevator began to go up. Frank pushed fortieth button. When the elevator came to the sixth floor, a woman who standing with these men got off. After her, a fat man got on the elevator. He pushed tenth button. Elevator began to go up again. Meanwhile, Frank decided to talk with these men. ‘’ I have been working here for three years. Since then, i have never met a weirdo like me.’‘said Frank suddenly. When Frank said that, one of those men: ‘‘Oh really, you are seem very normal. Why are you saying weirdo to yourself? Oh sorry, what is your name?’‘

'' I am Frank, nice to meet you.'' '' I am Joe. Nice to meet you too, Frank. So , why are you saying weirdo to yourself?'' ''Because, before I eat my lunch, I always lick my hands.'' '' Hahaha, what? Why?'' asked Joe. '' Why? In order to clean my hands! That's why.''answered Frank. '' Hahaha, have you ever considered to wash your hand using soap, like normal people do?'' '' No, I have never considered.That's why I'm saying I'm weirdo.'' answered Frank. '' Yes, clearly. So, did you ever get psychological help to overcome this habit?''asked Joe. '' No, I didn't.'' After Frank said this, the elevator had came to the tenth floor, and that fat man got off, and new men got on. Elevator began to go up again. '' What is your department?'' asked Joe to Frank. '' Human Resources. What is your department?'' '' Administration '' answered Joe. '' How long have you been in that department?'' asked Frank. '' For five years.''answered Joe. '' So, do you love your job?'' '' Yes, I love my job?''answered Joe. Elevator stopped on thirteenth floor. Joe and his friends got off in this floor. '' Nice to meet you again, Frank. Stay as you are, stay always as a Weirdo!'' '' Ok, see you soon.'' This time, there was just one man and Frank in the elevator. Elevator began to go up again. '' So, what's up dude?'' asked Frank to this tall man. '' Nothing unusual. Come to work, then go home. Come to work, after finished the work, go to f***n home! Always same thing, hahaha, hahaha, hahaha! '' answered man. Frank began to look at his shoes. '' Man! You need help.Oh god, finally, I met someone who weirdo like me! I am not alone in this world. Yeah! Plus, your shoes seems expensive.'' said Frank. Man didn't answer. '' What is your department?'' asked Frank again. '' None of your business. Sorry, I was thinking my bills. My department is cyber crimes. '' answered man. '' Yes, absolutely, none of my business. So f***k the business. What, you are working for cyber crimes department? '' '' Yes, I am working for cyber crimes department. Why did you so surprised?'' answered man again. '' Cool, so you are working in cyber crimes deparment. Whatever, you know, I began to work here, because I have to feed six kids. Actually five. My eldest daughter can take care herself. But rest of them, they need my support. I mean, I busted my *** for them. But those ungrateful bastards never said me thank you. Sometimes, they didn't let me into house. Sometimes they beat me like a ****n dog. I am sleeping in the parks with my suit for months. Homeless guys peed on me. And worst, sometimes they beat me too like my kids. So, I am done with these ungrateful kids.'' Elevator came to sixteenth floor and this tall man got off without saying any word to Frank. '' Ok, man. Nice to meet you. See you later.'' said Frank. But tall man didn't give answer him. After tall man got off, three women got on. One of them pushed twentieth button. They began talking among themselves. Frank wanted to join their conversation. '' Helloo ladies! I am Frank. I am a man who a beloved father and a patriot! '' said Frank. '' Nice to meet you.'' said one of these women. '' So, what's up?''asked Frank smiling. '' Look, you butterface! I have tried to be nice, but, just leave us alone. Don't you understand, you are a man. You can't be included to our conversation. So, shut the hell up!'' '' Wow! Calm down miss! I know, you are women, I am a man. But that doesn't mean that we can't be good friend. We can talk about this, in my place.'' '' What? Forget it! We won't talk anything, in your place. You pervert!'' Elevator came to twentieth floor and women got off immediately. '' Hey, what is your rush? We can still overcome it!' he shouted them. But woman didn't answer him. After women got off, a few guy got on. One of them pushed twenty sixth button. Elevator began to go up again. Frank began to stare them carefully. One of them sneezed. Frank gave a napkin to that man and said:'' God bless you, my friend.'' '' Thanks.'' said man. '' You know, I am standing like a f**** statue in this goddamn elevator for hours. Since then, I had seen many people, but none of them can't be a weirdo like me.'' '' Why? You are seem very normal.'' '' Hahaha, no my friend. I am not normal. Before eating, I always lick my hands.''said Frank '' Really? This is disgusting. So why are you doing this?'' '' Why am I doing this? In order to clean my hands.''answered Frank. '' Man! You really need help. I know a shrink, if you want, i can give her number. She is the best shrink in this country.'' '' No, thanks, I am what i am. I don't need a shrink. Right know, I need to meet with my boss.'' said Frank '' Then ok, suit yourself ! Why do you need to see the boss? Is he going to fire you?’‘ ‘‘I can’t say anything right now. If I can reach to fortieth floor, i will understand that what is going on.’‘ When the conversation ended, elevator came to twenty-second floor. A janitor got on. He pushed fortieth button. Elevator began to go up again. A few seconds later, elevator came to twenty sixth floor, and those young men got off in this floor. So now, there was only Frank and Janitor in the elevator. It began to go up again. Elevator has not stopped until to thirtieth floor. ‘’ Hey, dude. How are you?’‘ asked Frank to this silent Janitor. But Janitor didn’t give any response. ‘’ Whatever, did you watch ‘‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’‘ yesterday?'' Janitor didn't give any response again. '' Anyway, that was a funny episode. That Jimmy fella made me laugh very much. Hahaha. Whatever, if you don't want to talk, we don't talk.'' Frank scratched his a. Elevator came to the thirtieth floor and stopped. Doors opened and three women got on. They were talking, laughing loudly. One of them pushed the thirty-ninth button. Elevator began to go up again. '' Hahaha, You know, Janice, I have never seen a whore like you!'' said one of them. ''What, am I a whore? Am I a whore, is it because I gave him my number? If I'm a whore for that reason, what are you Sarah? If there is a whore, you are the whore! Didn't you spend all this week at your director's home? Can you tell me, what did you do in his home all this week?'' '' We did do something, none of your business.'' '' See, you can't say the truth. In fact, during all this week, you slept with him! Just, admit it! You can't hide this anymore. Everyone is talking about this week. This news spread throughout in the company.'' '' Ok! Yes, I am admitting that I am a whore! I slept with my director all this week.So what!'' Finally, Frank couldn't stand to this ridiculous fight and said:''Hey, Enough! For god sake, can you finish this stupid fight now? Hey Janice! Do not be rude on her! To be whore is not her fault! Because of the circumstances, she chose to be a whore! So, leave her alone and love her as it was before. And you Sarah. From now on, promise me that you always will be a honest person. No matter what, you must tell the truth to your friends. You must do this honest act for your self respect! Will you give me promise?'' '' Yes, I give you my word.'' said Sarah. '' Janice, would you apologize to Sarah?'' '' Ok, I apologize.''said Janice. '' Good, now we finished this stupid fight.'' When this weird conversation finished, silent janitor pushed the twenty seventh button. A few minutes later, Elevator came to the twenty seventh floor and stopped. When the doors opened, Janitor said to ladies: '' Get off the elevator. All of you!'' When janitor said these words, the women were very surprised. '' So, you can talk!''said Frank to Janitor in surprise. ''Who do you think you are?'' asked one of these women to janitor. '' Get off the elevator!'' shouted Janitor again. This time, women didn't resist him and left the elevator. Doors closed and elevator began to go up again. '' Hey, you didn't have to be rude to those ladies, buddy!''said Frank '' Frank, your time is up. We must go now.'' said Janitor. '' To go? Where are we going? Hey, what is going on here? Who are you? How did you know my name? Do I know you?'' '' Yes, actually, you know me very well. But you act like you do not know me.''said Janitor again. '' Wait a minute, wait a minute. Let me think with clear mind. My time is up, we must go... Oh St! Are you the grim reaper?''asked Frank in horror. '' Yes, I am the Grim Reaper. I came to take your soul.'' '' Come on man! I can't die today, i have six kids to feed. If I die now, who will feed them?'' '' Enough! Today was your last day. So, I will take your worthless soul and go. You can not run away from me.'' '' Oh, what the hell! Just take my goddamn soul. I don't care those ungrateful bastards anyway. They can live without me too. Just take it, what are you waiting for?'' After Frank said these words, he began to have a heart attack. Finally he collapsed to the floor slowly. His entire body was numb and he was breathing with difficulty. Reaper was watching while he was dying. Finally, he died. Grim reaper took his soul and disappeared. Elevator came to fortieht floor and stopped. Doors opened and a young janitor who waiting for elevator saw Frank's dead body inside the elevator. He entered to the elevator to check him out.'' Hey, buddy. Are you ok?'' he asked, shaking him. He couldn't receive any reaction from Frank. He shook his body again. This time, Frank fell to the left side of the wall slowly. When young janitor saw this, finally he noticed that Frank had died. '' Oh, st. He is a f***n dead dude!'' he said and stood up immediately in horror. ''Oh ***k, ***k! What am i gonna do?'' said loudly. He began to run in the hallway. After he ran for a while, saw a woman. '' Hey, you miss or misses. Will you look at me for a second?''he asked forcibly taking breath. '' Hey, calm down.Take a breath. Are you ok?''she said. '' Yes ma'am.'' '' Good, now tell me, what happened?'' ''I had to go to an upper floor. So, I summoned the elevator. I began to wait, Finally, it came, doors opened. As soon as the doors opened, I saw a man. He was sitting inside the elevator leaning against the wall. I went to him, I shook his body, but he did not respond.'' '' What? Are you serious? Was he dead?'' '' Yes, ma'am. He was dead. Literally.'' '' For God sake! Why didn't you tell me this in first place? Come on, we must take care of him.'' They went to the elevator. But elevator was gone with Frank's dead body to the upper floor, before they came here. '' Now, we are done. When people saw Frank's body in the elevator, they will be badly panic.Just because of you, you idiot! Why did not you go down to the first floor with this dead man in first place? If you had done that, it would not be a great panic for people now.'' As woman said, when people who saw Frank's dead body in the elevator, it happened a great panic on the upper floor. But after a short while, panic ended and they called for an ambulance. Some of men took down Frank's body to the main floor using elevator. Later, Paramedics put Frank's body into a corpse bag and they left the building. Next day, A funeral ceremony organised for Frank. No one came to see his funeral, except his children.


The Elevator

  • ISBN: 9781310945564
  • Author: durmus sik
  • Published: 2015-12-16 22:40:14
  • Words: 2239
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