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Optional Exit

Use a slide instead of an elevator
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Have the option to use a slide from your floor at office or apartment building instead of waiting on an elevator. Have maintenance workers slide down the enclosed, all-weather tubes once an hour or so with dust-attracting suits so that your business suit doesn't get filthy. Have a covered area at the bottom to open umbrellas and gather yourself. More practical than waterslides (see link), which put a damp-er (bad pun intended)on your attire. You have to buy insurance to use this, b/c some idiots will implale themselves on their umbrella. Use your insurance card to activate the entrance door to the slide. This door also allows for a time delay to give time for previous occupants to remove themselves from harm's way. If this sounds jumbled, it's b/c I was thinking it out as I was typing it. Judge the idea, not the presentation.
goober, Mar 10 2003

Ecso-slide http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Esco-slide
Slide system too long and costly to be effective. [goober, Oct 05 2004]

Waterslide culture http://www.halfbake.../waterslide-culture
Not too practical since your clothes get soaked. [goober, Oct 05 2004]

Emergency Slide, found via Google http://www.halfbake...a/Emergency_20Slide
sort of halfbaked and baked as fire escape tubes [FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004]

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       During WWII, DMWD developed something similar to allow the rapid disembarkation of troops from landing ships onto a beach. Somewhat unoriginally, it was condenamed "Helter-Skelter". It worked quite well, apparently.   

       This sounds fun. (+).
8th of 7, Mar 10 2003
  

       Adults don't slide enough. (+)
Worldgineer, Mar 10 2003
  

       a metalslot track on the building to the ground .latch on and escape from any floor out the window
montie, Apr 23 2003
  

       A metalslot track wouldn't be as aesthetically-appealing as multi-colored tubes. Plus, they couldn't be used in any type of weather.
goober, May 21 2003
  

       goober, did you lose your own idea? you are dafter than me! have you had a go on my extreme bannisters yet? I think you would enjoy.
po, May 21 2003
  

       No, I didn't lose it. Someone had posted an emergency slide as a half-baked idea similar to mine. Apparently it's gone now though. I sprained my ankle on your bannister. The lawsuit should be arriving soon.
goober, May 21 2003
  

       sorry you signed a disclaimer when you paid your admittance. no responsibility taken by the management blah blah blah
po, May 21 2003
  

       <arms crossed and pouting> hmph. <arms crossed and pouting>
goober, May 21 2003
  
      
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