My dad passed away less than a week ago, relative to the time I'm writing this. Cancer is the official cause of death, but given he'd not eaten for 9 days and not had anything to drink for 2 days prior to his death, the rational part of me says to go with starvation. Yesterday, I saw something weird happen as I rode an elevator and it happened again three times today.
I'm sure everyone understands how elevators work. Press the call button, get on, press the button for your floor, and then relax. And there's also a couple of other buttons to hold the door open to be polite, force the doors closed to be rude, and a button to call for help in the event of a malfunction.
Since I have "fat fingered" the floor buttons many times before, I make sure to press just the button for my floor and then get as far away from that panel as I'm able. Yet, once yesterday, and three times today so far, the emergency call system was activated. It would ring three times, there would be clicky static and then it would disconnect. I let building management know since having a working emergency system is quite useful to anyone trapped in the elevator. And my default to rational explanations and being skeptical makes me think it is a glitch in the system.
However, the frequency with which it has happened to me lately makes me not so sure of the rational explanation. A few possibilities come to my mind. Could be a short, could be roaches dining on wiring insulation, could also be from the fact that a part of the apartment building roof was damaged and rain got into the elevator shaft.
And I know we here tend to go to the ghostly explanation which does sometimes apply, but I'm just hoping there's a more mundane issue to explain it. Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.