Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Elevator shenanigans

We have some issues with the elevators where I work. Namely that they do not do much elevating. 9 times out of 10, you will find a magnetic sign on the door that says 'Elevator Out of Service'. Or you won't, and you'll stand there for six hours waiting for an elevator that is never going to come. If you are lucky enough to catch an elevator in a working mood, you will get in and a) the door will not shut, b) it will not respond to your pressing of the button or c) it will take you wherever the hell it wants to.

Yesterday I ran into two friends as they were coming up from lunch on the first floor. We work on the fourth floor (aka the top floor). They said that they had gotten into the elevator on the first floor with a woman. She looked at them, pressed ALL THE BUTTONS, and then got off on the second floor (I'm not even going to talk about how much I hate it when people take the elevator to the second floor when the STAIRS ARE RIGHT THERE, they are not crippled and not pushing a cart or carrying anything. Ahem.), leaving them to stop on the third for no reason on their way up to the fourth. What is up with that?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Do you get elected to that?

I am listening to a podcast (Pediacast by Dr. Mike!) right now where they are interviewing a woman who is talking about a nationwide effort to promote using kick counts while you are pregnant to help prevent stillbirths. She said that "football players and other public officials" would be doing PSAs about this. I just thought that was funny.