Saturday, January 28, 2006

So You Want to Use an Elevator...

It is 2006 but is seems there are a lot of people(at least in the buildings I am in at work) who do not know how to properly use an elevator. Here are a few helpful hints:

1. When waiting to board an elevator DO NOT rush the door as it opens. It is possible that some people are needing to get off. Unfortunately elevators are a shared resource. It would not be cost effective to provide each person with their own elevator.

2. Just because an elevator's door opens while you are on it does not necessarily mean it is your desired floor. BE ATTENTIVE! The elevator engineers have included a few visual cues to let you know what floor you have arrived at. One being the numbers that light up over the door indicating your progress up or down and what floor you are presently on. This light has never lied to me, I recommend trusting it. Also you will see numbers on the door frame when it opens, or you could just look straight ahead at that HUGE number painted on the wall. Contrary to popular belief the other riders on that elevator may not enjoy helping you find your ass as you get off holding the door, asking, "Is this our floor?"

3. Holding the elevator door for someone approaching the door is a courtesy. This may need some voting, but I think if the door starts closing and you are not within 10 feet of the door, you should wait for the next elevator. I don't think it is worth people running and diving like Indiana Jones just so they don't have to wait another 20 seconds. I don't trust some of those doors either.

I hope this helps out.

ON a final note, if I ask you, "How's it going?" and you reply, "It's going..." I think I might slit your throat. I have lost patience with this. First of all, it's not funny or witty. Secondly the question implies my knowledge that It is in fact going, I am just trying to find out how, or how well. I will start carrying a knife.


Blogger eric said...

i think you posted that last paragraph before. erase it please.

1/28/2006 12:34 PM  
Anonymous matt helt said...

some time repetition and redundancy are necessary for matriculation

2/01/2006 9:24 AM  
Anonymous matt helt said...

also elevator action was an awesome video game

2/02/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger eric said...

i loved elevator action. i am going to look for a rom of that.

2/02/2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Brewcaster said...


2/02/2006 8:02 PM  

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