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Elevator Etiquette.


Do you ever feel like the 'ding' of the elevator, as it stops at another floor, indicates the start of a new round of full contact kick boxing? Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. But it seems that people forget themselves as they hurry to work, or to the next meeting.

First thing they seem to forget is how to wait. Before the door is fully open, people on the outside are rushing to get in. Does no one realize that if they allow people to get out, then there will be more space for them to get in? And it's a lot easier to do so when you're not squeezing by someone on their way off the elevator.

Let's not even mention the ones who don't bother to wait for the doors to open completely. They barge ahead, straight into the unfortunate soul who happens to be standing immediately by the doors. It's usually an awkward moment when their faces end up within kissing distance of each other.

Then there are the impatient ones who don't realize that repeatedly pressing the close button, won't make the doors close any faster. They close slowly for a reason. And should their button pressing little fingers get stuck in the door one day, they will appreciate why the doors are designed to close at that pace.

So the next time you're in an elevator, be sure to stand at a safe distance and observe the games. It's bound to be entertaining.
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