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Doctor gets trapped in an elevator, Snapchats his descent into insanity

Let's be real here: there's never a good time to get stuck in an elevator. However, there are some scenarios that would be better than others; just after you've got your food shopping, for example, or when you're on the way to some social event that you'd struggled to find an excuse to get out of.

Other times, however, would be demonstrably worse. Imagine if you'd stepped into that little metal box with the intention of going up a few floors to use the bathroom, for instance, or if you were a medical student on your way to your first operation.

That second example is a bit specific, I know - but that's exactly what happened to Joseph, who got trapped in an elevator on his way to what was probably one of the most important events of his career. Nevertheless, he took it quite well - and Snapchatted his experience so that the world could share in the hilarity.

Here we have our opening snap. The scene is set, the situation is clear, and it's safe to say that the lift is - to use the scientific term - pretty jacked.

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But what of our hero? We know his predicament, but not how he's responded to it. Oh, here he is, already feeling the walls closing in after just ten minutes of living in fort elevator.

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Notice how, right from the offset, Joseph documents how many days he's been there? The guy is clearly a bit pessimistic. Turns out he's also got a taste for human flesh, as this third snap shows.

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Despite this, our unfortunate friend is determined to fight for his survival - no matter what it takes.

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Ok, no, forget that last bit. He's back on the violent thoughts again.

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In just three minutes, however, Joseph goes from being full-on 127 hours James Franco to classic Castaway Tom Hanks. Maybe there's hope for him after all.

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Hmm, but he does seem to have forgotten that both his phone and Wilson have the capacity to tell time, and also that he has no way of telling the "solar and lunar cycle", so maybe he's not so fit for survival after all.

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At least he knows how to work that 'trapped on a desert island' look, though.

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Evidently, so does Wilson.

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Ok, we're back to cannibalism.

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With no Wilson in sight, and Joseph's mental state clearly heading downhill at an alarming rate, it's beginning to look like there might not be much hope for our hero now. At this pace, he might have succumbed to his elevator trauma by minute 70 or so.

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But fear not, worried readers, for Joseph's prayers were answered!

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He may be a little fragile for a while, and there is a chance that he might try to eat some of his co-workers while he's still re-adjusting, but - overall - he's safe. Let's all hope he doesn't plan on taking another elevator any time soon.