Monday, December 04, 2006

Elevator Elevator Up and Down

Random observation: Why is it that some people can't seem to even remotely guess the relative speed of elevators?

Scene: You get on the elevator on the 15th floor. You press the "Lobby" button. Someone else gets on at 12 and also presses the "Lobby" button. Then the elevator stops at 11 -- and the guy from 12 absent-minded starts to make his way off the elevator before he suddenly realizes he's not at his floor yet.

Did he really think he descended twelve floors that quickly?

This is even funnier if the person in question actually lives or works in the building in question. One would think they'd get used to it eventually.


Steve said...

Yea, but how about this: twice within a weeks time, I got in with someone from work while chatting. We stood there for, oh, I have no idea how long before I say something like, 'where not going anywhere. It would help if someone pushed A button.'

Drew said...

I've done that a lot, usually in hotels - and sometimes I've actually gotten off the elevator, only to discover that I'm on the 4th floor instead of the lobby or whatever.

Personally, I just tend to zone out and focus on what I need to do that day, or equally important issues like how my hair looks. :)

grace said...

OMG! That is too funny!

Melissa said...

I do this all the time. Even more when I'm nervous. I also forget to push the button. But I do always remember to step aside so the person behind me can get out. It is my saving elevator grace.