Residents at a condominium in western Bangkok have complained that an elevator that 'had a leak' four weeks ago, has not yet been repaired, meaning that some of them have had to walk upstairs to their rooms, or wait 'forever' for the other lift.
The elevators at ONPA Tower, on Sirindhorn Road, were the victims of a leaking water system during December, and had to be switched off whilst water was drained away from the electric cables in the shafts. Four weeks on, however, and one of them is still out of action, prompting people who live there to complain bitterly about the situation to a girl in the Ground Floor office who can't do anything about it.
One man, who must remain nameless because I don't know his name, told me:
"Four weeks, now, huh?"
Another resident who was just as angry, said:
"I thought it would have been operational again by now, but it isn't."
Moys Kenwood, an English 'teacher' living in the building, said;
"I live on the top floor, so it's a bit of a bummer when there's only one lift working. If I miss the lift that IS working, and it goes to one of the top floors, stopping at nearly every other floor, as it does, I could be waiting ten minutes before it comes back down to the ground floor, and, by that time, I'll be dripping in sweat!"
There was more. Kenwood again:
"I waited nearly twelve minutes for the operational elevator yesterday, and when I eventually got in, it was rammed. It stopped at thirteen of the sixteen floors, and I almost lost the will to live."
Lift manufacturers OTIS, who manufactured the lift, denied being interested in the situation.