This did happen to me once. The elevator made a funny sound and then it felt like it was descending much faster than usual. My mind chimed in and told me “YES. THIS IS ELEVATOR IS FALLING! But only kinda falling, don’t worry.” The numbers seemed to count down faster and then *bing*, ground floor. And then I was totally ok, but I had a mild internal freak out that no one else saw.
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blue: i'm not claustrophobic, unless i'm in a packed elevator
blue (with eyes closed): gonna close my eyes and imagine i'm in a much larger elevator. yeah
blue: the elevator just jolted!
blue: there must be too many people in here! oh no!
blue: this old elevator is falling!
blue: i'm frozen in silence just like everyone else in here, just waiting for the end
*elevator bings, everyone leaves*
coworker: jim, it's our floor
coworker 2: he does this everyday. he'll get out eventually