- Call the fire department to rescue me, much like you would with a cat stuck in a tree?
- Re-read the 18 month old magazines in the reception area, and just wait this thing out?
- Use the stair climbing mode of my wheelchair to simply descend the stairs and be on my way?
This was a particularly cool experience because it was the first time that I found myself stranded in a situation where my only option, other than doing nothing, was to use the stair climbing mode of my iBOT wheelchair. Sure, I’ve used the stair climbing mode many times before, but never because I was on an upper floor and the elevator had failed.
Since the elevators in this building were not working the stairwell was full of activity. By the time I descended from the second floor to the first floor I had quite a group of people watching me (and waiting for me to get out of their damn way). It was really cool. I'm glad that the power went out. It kind of made my day.
For more information about my iBOT wheelchair please watch the videos on the right-hand side of this webpage, or read a two-part posting I published this summer:
This is Not My Mother’s Wheelchair (Part 1)
This is Not My Mother’s Wheelchair (Part 2)