The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

There’s Chaos And There’s What The Hell Are You Thinking …
December 6, 2021, 8:00 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Customer Service, Experience

As many of you know, I am a big believer in chaos.

Hell, I even did a talk about it with the brilliant Martin Weigel at Cannes.

But the chaos we were talking about wasn’t random stupidity.

An exercise in self destruction.

No, in our version of chaos, there is method to the madness … an attempt to make something more powerful than it would be otherwise. Something that resonates deeply with the audience we’re talking to rather than some superficial, passive relevance.

Basically, it is the opposite of this …

What the absolute fuck?

This was in a lift in Taipei years ago.

I remember walking in and thinking I was in an episode of Punked.

It took me 10 minutes and a severe headache to work out how to get to my floor. And then, that night, I was woken up by my room swinging side-to-side as we were having an earthquake.

I swear the reason I didn’t seek safety on the streets below was because the idea of getting back in that lift was too much for me to deal with.

I didn’t take the photo above … sadly, I lost my phone at the time, which meant I lost the image. But a friend recently sent me theirs, as a reminder of an experience even Tim Burton couldn’t conjure up.

I still wonder what the hell they were thinking.

And why they allowed it to stay that way for a while.

But regardless what it the reason, it ensures that however bad this week is for you, it’s not going to be as messed up or headache inducing as this.

You’re welcome.

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how the fuck did you get a photo of your brain campbell?

Comment by andy@cynic

My brain is much more messed up than that.

Comment by Rob

You have more buttons that can be pushed.

Comment by DH

best fucking comment ever dave.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s how my hangover felt this morning.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Every morning?

Comment by Rob

I was going to say they must had added floors 28 and up much later, but that wouldn’t explain why the floor 6 button is out on its own. Maybe that was the cause of the earthquake?

Comment by Pete

Quite possibly.

But why the hell didn’t they just reposition the buttons to make sense and just reprogram the lift to stop at the correct floor? It’s like the ultimate attempt to save time/cost that will end up costing them more time and money.

Comment by Rob

Just is doing a lot of heavy lifting in your suggestion. But I look forward to the success of Campbell Computing Solutions Inc.

Comment by John

That would be end of days John.

Comment by DH

would make trumps finger on the button less scary.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is it the winning numbers of the past few lotteries?

Comment by George

My eyes hurt just looking at that Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

Standard reader reaction.

Comment by John

Sadly even I agree.

Comment by Rob

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