The Toronto Sun reports that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was about an hour late for a speech to an $89 a plate speech at the Economic Club of Canada because he was stuck in a freight elevator.
The Globe and Mail reports that Ford’s spokesman stated that there was no cell reception in the elevator.
3 Questions That Arise From This Story
1. Was this also one of those elevators that has no phones inside, or worse, when you open the tiny panel with a phone symbol on it, there are only some wires inside, connected to nothing? If so, this would be ironic for any mayor of a city stuck in an elevator if checking for phones is the job of city inspectors.
2. Who determined the $89 a plate price to see Rob Ford speak? He was speaking to economists, so did someone determine the extra $11 to an even $100 would seriously lead to over-supply of hearing a mayor speak who was recently seen in a YouTube video in a less-than-$89-a-plate fast food restaurant talking in a Jamaican Patois accent?
3. Is it ever a good idea to travel in a freight elevator when you are not “freight” or transporting freight? Imagine how late he would have been if he accidentally boarded a freight train bound for Saskatoon!
Did the economists refuse to let him ride up the people elevator with them?
Economists are good at math, so maybe they read the weight restrictions in the elevator.