Saturday, March 28, 2015
Alex arrived just a little late for work and pressed the elevator button harshly. The door opened but the woman inside didn’t get off. She stayed inside without pressing a button as he took it to his office on the top floor. She was still in there when he went on his morning coffee break both leaving and coming back, and she was still not leaving nor pressing any buttons. When Alex went to lunch, he finally decided to speak up. He pressed the elevator stop button and asked, “Okay, what’s your deal?” The woman smiled nervously and looked around, “I know it’s going to sound strange, but I am not this woman. I am not a woman at all. At least I wasn’t until this morning. I was a guy. I got into the elevator with her, and something happened...we switched bodies. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true! She darted out on the second floor, but I’m guessing whatever swapped us must be in this elevator...or triggered by it. If I just wait long enough, maybe she’ll come back and then we’ll swap back.” Alex just looked at her, thinking she must have been crazy. But something about her delivery felt honest. She couldn’t possibly be telling the truth, could she?