Thursday, May 26, 2011
I am from the city. I grew up taking elevators up and down buildings. I've noticed something that I had not realized before this week. There are many people who are not well acquainted with the rules of elevator courtesy. Allow me to explain these rules. There are certain rules concerning courtesy that accompany all elevators in America. If you are waiting for an elevator and it rings to let you know it has arrived, you cannot just rush in as soon as the doors open. The proper thing to do is to wait for the people who are inside to get off if they so desire. The rule is the same if you are waiting for the Subway or any other form of public transportation where people are constantly getting on and off at the same stop. There have been numerous people here at the hospital that as soon as the doors open, nearly collide with me because they are not waiting for everyone to get off. They just rush in only to realize the terrible awkwardness it causes when two people get that close entering/exiting an elevator. I realize, in the grand scheme of things, this is not a big deal at all. I am merely making the observation and hoping that through my blog, I can educate some and make others laugh. So, now you know.