It is when I clear the third flight of stairs that it occurs to me: I never left the first floor. The security guards had dragged me to the interrogation room, but we never got in an elevator and there wasn’t some big ramp upwards, so we never went up. That means that I am heading into the basement, not out of the building.
What kind of a jackass marks a stairwell as emergency exit when it takes you further into the building? I am glad I don’t work here. If the building catches fire people will die down here.