Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Elevator pitch

Why why why try to enter an elevator before letting others exit?
You know, one sees - daily - instances of actions performed that suggest that those performing them are doing so for the very first time in their lives.
What else could explain the complete ignorance (utter lack of consideration?) of the consequences of something so fundamental as... trying to get on to an elevator at the same time as others are attempting to get off? (Say...)
Time and time and time again, I'll be the position of egressor (is that a word?) - the one getting off - and someone else  waiting on that floor to get on... WILL NOT WAIT until I complete my obviously intended manoeuvre. 
They'd rather barge in, against the current as it were, then - here's the niggly part - then react as if the resultant clash has never occurred anytime previously in their entire existence. 
Ha? Wha? 
There's no answer, I know - but it doesn't stop me wondering how the HELL they can't see that simply allowing those who wish to, the space to get off, THEN stepping in - unimpeded - is the way to go.
And yet - despite the fact that that clash MUST have happened to them in the past - the practice persists.
Sigh - there is no rest for the rational.

1 comment:

  1. this blog is great and a lot of interesting posts here, the bugbear of people not waiting until you have got out of the lift, why! I often ask myself.
    Also the toilet roll issue, that bugs me when it is the wrong way around. Cute little dog.
    Thanks for visiting me and maybe you might want to try the ginger beer over summer, it is much nicer than store bought.
    Hope all is well with your family. Winter seems to be back again, where did Spring go?