Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What? Is My Button Pressing Not Good Enough For You?

When people get on an elevator, why do they feel the need to press the button that I’ve clearly pressed already? Are they unable to see the backlighting that indicates which floors the elevator will stop at? Maybe they feel awkward getting on the elevator and press the button to keep themselves busy or to make sure they don’t look lazy.



Don't even think about it.

All they did was just walk on the elevator, but I not only walked on the elevator, but also pressed the button. While I’m at it, why do some people keep pressing the same floor button when they get onboard. Once it’s illuminated, the elevator’s computer knows where you want to go and pressing it more than once isn’t going to speed things up. If anything, it’ll slow us down because you’re asking the elevator’s computer to consider the extra button pressing instead of letting it (and us) go on its way. When the floor’s button is already pressed, it’s okay to just get onboard and keep your fingers to yourself.



You're not getting away this time.

4 comments:

MappyB said...

I notice that too?! Why do people do that? Maybe they think the door with close faster? Not quite sure, but it's a strange thing to do.

Anonymous said...

They are afraid you might be one of these people...

http://psychgirl83.livejournal.com/97364.html

Capt. Jack Sparrow said...

I always take slight offense to it, too, as if they clearly had to press it again because any pressing I did would not have done the job.

Although perhaps I do it, too... I think sometimes we press already-lit buttons as a way of signaling to our co-riders that we are sorry to have slowed them up... it's an attempt to get the elevator doors to close faster and send us happily to the lit floor....

Dennis! said...

In the opening scene of Speed, someone does just this. Then, one of my favorite movie lines ever: "Thanks for pushing that, Bob. The light's on but you never know, it might be broken."