Elevators still piss me off

Almost nine years ago I first wrote about my problems with people and elevators. Since then I’ve moved into an apartment on the 20th floor of a building and I work in the tallest building in Philadelphia, so I ride in an elevator several times a day. This means that several times a day I am befuddled by people’s behavoir when it comes to elevators. If I’m standing on the ground floor of a building, in front of the elevators, it is a safe bet that I want to ride said elevators up to a higher floor. Since I am not brain dead I am aware of the finer points of calling an elevator:

  1. Push the button
  2. There is no step two!

Why is it, then, that people look at me when I am obviously waiting for the elevator and proceed to push the button once more. Do they think that perhaps I didn’t push the button hard enough? Or maybe I just enjoy watching people get into elevators!

All I know for sure is that in nine years I’ll be writing about the same darned thing.


5 responses to “Elevators still piss me off”

  1. What can I say to defend myself. I am a multiple elevator button pusher and I do it for many reasons. Perhaps impatience is foremost, but yes, I sometimes do wonder if I pushed it hard enough the first time. I also push out of boredom — not too much very interesting on an elevator corridor. I push because I am afraid the elevator has lost my request sometime during its travels. I’m not logical like a man — probably why I’m not as good with computers as you are.
    Diane

  2. Haha, this is so true, Im guilty!
    and i have a confession, whenever I get off the elevator, I push all of buttons so the next person riding the elevator will have to stop on each floors.. ahaha! its fun! but not good! i am not doing it anymore though, cuz i experienced the same thing.. LOL

  3. But the light goes on! There is no question whether it has been pressed! (Usually. If there is no light, I may press it again, just in case.) I knock a few points off of my respect-o-meter of a person if they press an already lit button.

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