Hanging by a Cable
October 17, 2004
This is the SA September Themefic. Here is Lyn's request: Bring back a previous character from an episode. It can be a bad guy or good, love interest or not, family or friend. Make them just as bad as they were or worse or maybe they've had a change of heart. Maybe it's someone who returns to ask Jim and Blair for help or to exact revenge for past deeds.
Okay so I'm a little late. I still haven't seen most of the eps and couldn't think of who to bring back. Then it hit me… so with some encouragement from Judy to actually write it down…this is what I came up with (eye roll). Hope you like it. (Smirk) Thanks always to Judy, both for the part she added and for the wonderful beta work.
You know, I've spent my whole life hanging around. I'm aware of the commercials and I'd like to think that 'I've been all that I could be,' but I think the time has come to set the record straight. Every one has their ups and downs, but I work just fine… at least most of the time. I am not constantly breaking down. And to all of you fanfic writers who keep maligning me… I want to see you keep working after little Cody Jenkins has pushed all of your buttons at the same time. Sure I have my bad days, everyone does. I occasionally have to stop for routine maintenance, yearly check ups and certification, that sort of thing. And the occasional times that Hank takes me out of service to clean me or Heaven forbid, patch up the bullet holes that have been added to my interior.
It's not my fault that the guys on the third floor use the stairs. I had nothing to do with that incident. And do you think that anyone thanked my cousin for his sacrifice? I mean, he gave up part of his floor for those people. But, did anyone thank him? No. They didn't. In fact, most of them said they'd be taking the stairs from now on. Tell me, was that fair? Will tried his best. He held on for all he was worth. Was it his fault that some psycho overrode his normal well-mannered programming? No, I tell you… he got the shaft.
We do our best to get you to your floor safely and on time, endlessly traveling up and down. It's a thankless job that we do without complaint and I don't think it's fair for us to be the butt of so many jokes. And if you think we're responsible for the music that's piped into us, you've got another thing coming.
So as you go about your business and daily lives, just remember the next time you get home from a long day at work with an armful of groceries to thank your friendly elevator for the lift, now and then.
Feedback is greatly appreciated. Cheryl.