Stuck in the elevator at AIS

Last week, some of my students and I had a rather interesting episode in the elevator at the American International School. I caught the elevator with my students on the 2nd Floor. We were heading up to the cafeteria located on the 6th Floor. When the elevator reached the 5th Floor it just stopped. No problems, we pressed the alarm several times but it took the security guards about 5 minutes to get us out. The 5 minutes was quite hilarious as you will tell from the photos:

Stuck in the Elevator at the American International School in Saigon

(Max -center- was a bit scared ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Stuck in the Elevator at the American International School in Saigon

(Open please…)

Stuck in the Elevator at the American International School in Saigon

(Stuck on the 5th Floor)

Stuck in the Elevator at the American International School in Saigon

(The guards turned the power off to open the elevator)

Stuck in the Elevator at the American International School in Saigon

(When they turned the lights on, we saw the ‘H’ with the arrow pointed down. Someone mentioned we were going directly to ‘Hell’ ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Oddly enough, the elevator seems to break down daily. This is quite normal in Saigon. A couple months ago, the elevator fell 5 floors at the Saigon Financial Centre. Nobody was hurt but you should use some extreme caution before using an elevator here… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow. I’m glad I never had any problems at Saigon Trade Center! I’d hate to fall 30 floors…

  • The Trade Center is just over priced I heard. Yeah, higher than when you guys were there.

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