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Diatribe: Did You Really Just Look Me In The Eye And Let The Elevator Door Close?

05/31/2011

I work in a very nice 10-story office building in a nice part of town.  It offers free covered parking and a team of on site security guards.  There are only a few hundred people who work in the building every day and there are three elevators.  So, it would be reasonable to assume that everyone would get along.  The building only has three elevators … and they’re not always particularly fast.

In 1853, American inventor Elisha Otis demonstrated a freight elevator equipped with a safety device to prevent falling in case a supporting cable should break, thus increasing public confidence in such devices and leading to their widespread use in office building across the country.

It would serve us all well to review and practice good elevator etiquette.  I hope I never see another door close as I make eye contact with someone that’s already riding and ask myself “Did you really just look me in the eye and let the elevator door Close?”

 

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