A slice of silliness …

for Friday Fictioneers.

Here we call them lifts, in other countries, elevators. I’m going with the former! 



I hoped to be a pilot but my dream never took flight, so instead I became a lift operator in a posh hotel. It has its up and downs but I enjoy it. 

It’s lovely when ladies come aboard smelling of expensive perfume but awful when men break wind, it’s wrong on so many levels.

Yesterday a lady entered displaying an enticing cleavage. ‘Please press one’ she said. I stifled a giggle!

I’m told ghosts use lifts to raise their spirits. Ooo-errr!

Today I’ve travelled 15.4 miles, the doors have opened and closed 342 times, and I’ve carried 271 passengers! 

‘Going down’.


liz-young-lightsThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Liz Young for the picture.


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57 thoughts on “A slice of silliness …

  1. Dale Sep 22, 2021 / 16:46

    Nothing better than finding a job one loves!
    This was a fun one, Keith.

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  2. Ain Starlingsson Sep 22, 2021 / 16:52

    Superb satire…really enjoyed it!

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  3. Denise Sep 22, 2021 / 17:43

    You are showing your age, lol. Most young folk know nothing of elevator operators. The first place I worked had them.

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  4. Wild Child47 Sep 22, 2021 / 18:59

    Light-hearted and lovely take on the prompt! A bit of a view then, eh? Had me chuckling, as I recalled the straight-faced lift operators who must have seen and overheard all sorts during their shifts. Curious and fond memories of another era. Thanks for lifting my spirits today 🙂

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  5. Dora Sep 22, 2021 / 19:24

    It’s almost a career in aeronautics. Close enough. Sorta. (Great read!)

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  6. jenne49 Sep 22, 2021 / 23:18

    Love all the puns! You really made me laugh out loud with this one, Keith. Excellent.

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  7. rochellewisoff Sep 23, 2021 / 01:23

    Dear Keith,

    I must say your piece gave me a lift in my spirits. Full of ups, downs, and giggles all around.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 23, 2021 / 12:38

      Rising and falling, my puns were appalling – but I’m pleased they amused you, Rochelle!


  8. GHLearner Sep 23, 2021 / 09:35

    This was funny and that guy sure knows how to makes the best of his job.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. asarpota Sep 23, 2021 / 14:49

    And if she had had said – Press 2 🙂 Would be interesting Great take

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  10. plaridel Sep 23, 2021 / 18:30

    like carlyle said, “blessed is the man who finds his work; let him ask no other blessedness.” 🙂

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  11. pennygadd51 Sep 24, 2021 / 22:10

    I loved the concatenation of one-liners! Inventive take on the prompt, Keith!

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  12. Brenda's Thoughts Sep 25, 2021 / 01:29

    He got to fly after all and an elevator operator would have less stress but the stories he could tell. Very clever writing, Keith!

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  13. Russell Gayer Sep 26, 2021 / 13:41

    Great fun, Keith.
    I’m sure he wanted to press one (then the other) to make sure they were real.

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