Monday, July 13, 2009

Elevator Pet Peeve #1

So in New York, it feels like it's easy for people to be irritable and complain a lot. At least, I hear people complaining a lot, whether I'm walking down the street or going up/down an elevator.

Well, I guess it's my turn now, but there's only one.

Elevators. Great inventions, really. Beats having to hoist a refrigerator up several flights of stairs, falling down a flight of stairs, etc.

But...why do people have to take elevators to go one floor up or down...???

That happens a lot here. I'm not sure why...but it happens...

And it's a waste of my time.

So I now am the last person to push the button on the elevator. I work on the 13th floor. If someone pushes 12 or 14, I just take the stairs up or down.

And that's my silent protest of people who use elevators for 1 flight rides.

And yes, you could extrapolate that to wondering why I just don't take all 13 flights of stairs straight down to the first floor (or up).

I still haven't gotten there. I'll be sure to let you know when I do =)


  1. Dad, it seems like New York is awesome; I'm so happy for you :)

    The thing about elevators bothers me too but I think I hate Korean elevators the most, only because they insist on shoving 17 people into one of those tiny jokers.

  2. Did I tell you about the time Dr. Bob and I raced the rest of my Darwin group while they were going down in the elevator and we took the stairs down 10 floors? Because of all the people getting onto the elevator on every single floor, we almost won...