We all have days when it seems like your work is out to get you. For German Karlheinz Schmidt it happened literally. The 68-year old retired elevator technician survived 80 hours stuck in a broken elevator, thanks to a bag of cookies he’d had on him. Reportedly he was visiting the hospital, and was heading out for a cigarette when the lift broke down. Searchers had started dredging a nearby canal looking for him before a nurse noticed the broken elevator. No word on whether he’d actually done work on the specific elevator before his retirement.