Elevator Pitch for Upliftment of the Ill mannered

The title is a word play on a pet peeve of mine for a long time. Having lived on the fourth floor and tenth floors on buildings and having the place of work on the sixth floor twice, I end up taking the elevator, a.k.a lift quite often in order to keep my calves, quads, hamstrings from catching fire as well as preserving my lungs and heart for future use. (OK, End of joke.)

During my numerous trips in elevators, chances have presented themselves aplenty to come across people who lack the most basic common sense.

  • The ones that don’t give way for others to get out before getting in: As soon as the lift arrives, they just try to barge in. It doesn’t matter if there is one person trying to get out or five. This person will block their ways, which makes it a stalemate between both parties involved.
  • The ones that press buttons repeatedly: I’m pretty sure these are the same ones who would click and drag the progress bar on their computers to get the operation to finish faster. The only thing more meaningless is white crayon on white paper (I’d been dying to use this phrase for the longest time now.)
  • The ones that take their own sweet time to get in even though there are others who would want the lift to move sooner. This bunch have the least amount of respect for others.
  • The ones that yell into their phones while inside, causing short/long term hearing damage to the others: Accept it, the mobile signals aren’t going to be that great while inside the lift. It’s not rude to tell the person on the other side to wait a few seconds or call again once you are somewhere with better coverage.

A friend of mine asked me to ignore these ill mannered folk and get on with life. However, I encounter these types at such high frequencies, it isn’t even funny. Like I said the other day, I’ll start believing in evolution when such people are eliminated.



About V
A software developer by profession, Milcom is a football lover and considers music as his religion. While he is not working, he likes reading blogs, listening to music, reading novels or simply sitting idle, in which he is a world champion.

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