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?


Emily said...

2 updates in a row? Are you feeling ok?

Adrienne said...

I'm with you on the riding the elevator for one floor thing. In my old office we were on the second floor, and would only take the elevator if I had obvious symptoms of sickness, was carrying something, or was the only one in there. Or I would at least apologize for the disturbance.