Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #199

SR 1199

With the introduction of the Otis Autotronic Elevator on Tulane Street in New Orleans, Bridgette was hired as a spokesperson to allay the fears of the local citizenry that placing your faith in a moving metal box could lead to debauchery and Democratic-voting. Sadly, Bridgette was unable to comprehend numbers higher than “five”, because that’s the most chickens they ever had back on the farm, and she was uncertain of which devil button to push. Still, her winning smile and vibrant outfit seemed pleasing enough, so the advertising team ran the photo anyway. In an unrelated but interesting note, Bridgette eventually gave birth to the actress Geena Davis, who subsequently rode the express elevator to the basement of the Grand Canyon.


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  1. And did you know that the ‘close door’ button on an elevator doesn’t do anything except make people feel like they’re doing some useful? ‘The New Yorker’ told me so, but they didn’t mention Geena or her mum..

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    • Yep, in the newer elevators, the “close” button usually doesn’t work during normal operation per building regulations, at least in the U.S. However, the heroine in our story, the lovely Bridgette, was in the old-school version, when there were no regulations, period. She was a risk-taker, she was… 😉

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