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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

I don't know why these things bother me but they do.

1) You use these elevators every day; you do NOT need to hold the doors open. They do that automatically. Holding the elevator door open for me is not chivalrous; it's akin to holding the wall up.
2) If you are going up one floor, USE THE STAIRS.
3) If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.

Feel free to add your own. Or tell me to p!ss off Silly.


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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1410 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

No farting

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

4) No farting when someone else is in there, unless you want to mess with that someone else.
5) If I don't know you, don't talk to me. We're only going to be together for about 20 seconds anyways, so why bother?
6) (This applies since I work on the 7th floor of a non-smoking building) It's called binaca people. Leave the smoke outside with the cigarette. Some of our elevators smell like shit with all the smokers going up and down in them.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
1) You use these elevators every day; you do NOT need to hold the doors open. They do that automatically. Holding the elevator door open for me is not chivalrous; it's akin to holding the wall up.

Sorry. The next time I hear someone running for the elevator yelling "hold that!" I will simply let the doors close, or if Gramma has her cart full of shopping and is barely making it out of the elevator as the doors are closing, I will let them hit her. Sheesh..... I'm just trying to be polite....

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
3) If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.

This was taught to me by my father and uncles. I don't know the origins of this. It is something, as a man, I was taught. I have bullied my way off the elevator first and the horrid looks I get from women and some other men is enough to send chills down my back! I will try to be rude from now on...

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 2):
6) (This applies since I work on the 7th floor of a non-smoking building) It's called binaca people. Leave the smoke outside with the cigarette. Some of our elevators smell like shit with all the smokers going up and down in them.

I can not stress this enough people: SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER!!! It is not really that difficult, in this day and age to apply a little soap and water to yourself.



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User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
1) You use these elevators every day; you do NOT need to hold the doors open. They do that automatically. Holding the elevator door open for me is not chivalrous; it's akin to holding the wall up.
2) If you are going up one floor, USE THE STAIRS.

I hold the door open or the Clinicians yell at me. Also i use the elevator for one floor because I'm carrying 50 pounds of charts on a cart. Theres a loop hole for the stairs.



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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
No farting

That was my first thought when I saw the thread.. haha.



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User currently offlineMdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

no stareing at people.
its kind of annyoing.

and not just looking, I mean
STAREING


User currently offlineWorkFlyer From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
1) You use these elevators every day; you do NOT need to hold the doors open. They do that automatically. Holding the elevator door open for me is not chivalrous; it's akin to holding the wall up.
2) If you are going up one floor, USE THE STAIRS.
3) If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.

I take it manners were not a strong suit at your house growing up.

I hold the doors as I do not wish to see anyone, young or old, male or female get stuck in them while entering or exiting the lift (elevator). If I am able to I do let women enter and exit first, it called manners.

If however I was blocking the entrance way I would get out of the way to let anyone enter or egress with ease.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
can not stress this enough people: SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER!!! It is not really that difficult, in this day and age to apply a little soap and water to yourself.

I agree with you. To extend this thought, and it is not a good one, nothing worse than getting into a lift on a hot summers afternoon with a cycle courier who has had a long day and he/she lifts their arms to stretch.
 vomit 


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Quite common in Colombia:
-If you are going up, please don´t press the down buttom to call the elevator! or vice versa.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Rule #8: Wait until the people on the elevator get off before you get on! This applies not only in elevators, but on subway trains and buses as well.

Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 7):
I hold the doors as I do not wish to see anyone, young or old, male or female get stuck in them while entering or exiting the lift (elevator). If I am able to I do let women enter and exit first, it called manners.

It's one thing when there's you and her and no one else around. It's another when there's 15 people on the elevator all trying to get off and people are waiting outside to get on.

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
No farting

"If there's two people on an elevator and one person farts, everyone knows who did it."
SBD's can be fun in crowded elevators. ??

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Because of you, a simple elevator ride is suddenly a 42-floor plummet into the very bowels of hell
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Who did it? Who cares. Sweet mercy, just please someone light a match.
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[Edited 2007-07-27 07:07:01]

User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Here's a few of my biggest pet peeves for the elevator:

Cell phone abusers. Seriously don't bother talking at the top of your lungs into a cell phone unless the elevator is stuck.

People who always press every damn button on the panel. If you're going to do that I'd might as well get off and pass out climbing a seemingly never-ending flight of stairs to the top cursing your name (especially if it's something like the Sears Tower)


User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):



[Edited 2007-07-27 07:19:24]


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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
3) If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.



Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
1) You use these elevators every day; you do NOT need to hold the doors open. They do that automatically. Holding the elevator door open for me is not chivalrous; it's akin to holding the wall up.

Learn some manners and get some class. I am guessing you dont hold the door open for women either? What about the girl who is having trouble getting her luggage off the conveyor belt at the airport you just watch her struggle and the bag go around for another lap?

Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 7):
I take it manners were not a strong suit at your house growing up.

Exactly  Smile

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
Rule #8: Wait until the people on the elevator get off before you get on! This applies not only in elevators, but on subway trains and buses as well.

YES! I hate when this happens. Honestly I dont have much problems about this when in the US but in Europe I find that people just want to get on or at least in Italy I had this problem many times.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

I prefer Borat's Elevator Etiquette

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off

Proper elevator etiquette agrees.

Who gets on/off first?

Whoever is closest to the door.

Ladies first in nearly all other situations.


User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
No farting

. . . unless . . .

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
SBD's can be fun in crowded elevators

. . . but tha's only when (1) it truly was silent and deadly, (2) you have a long way to go, and (3) the ventilation is on your side. If the elevator replenishes the air well, forget it.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
Wait until the people on the elevator get off before you get on! This applies not only in elevators, but on subway trains and buses as well.

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Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 10):
People who always press every damn button on the panel. If you're going to do that I'd might as well get off and pass out climbing a seemingly never-ending flight of stairs to the top cursing your name

 rotfl  Ahh, the old bellhop days - it's like little kids in a hotel.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 10):
Here's a few of my biggest pet peeves for the elevator:

Cell phone abusers. Seriously don't bother talking at the top of your lungs into a cell phone unless the elevator is stuck.

Cue the Family Guy clip:



-Mir



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
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Quoting Mdodd (Reply 6):
and not just looking, I mean
STAREING

No, you mean STARING, haha. Just kidding. I agree completely. In other public places as well, especially subways.

Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 7):
I take it manners were not a strong suit at your house growing up.

Haha. Couldn't agree more.


Another thing that pisses me off is when someone is the first one in the elevator, presses his/her button, and then stands 3 inches in front of the button console, watching as everyone else gets on and has to reach on front of him/her at the most awkward arm angle to hit the floor they want. One time, instead of reaching across the chest of a rather well-endowed woman, I asked her to hit my floor for me. She looked at me, gave a look and sound of disgust, and hit my floor rather reluctantly.

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
The next time I hear someone running for the elevator yelling "hold that!" I will simply let the doors close

In this case there are five elevators for about a dozen floors, so if you miss the one elevator that now has 12 people going to 8 different floors, you'll get another one in 10 seconds and probably have a nonstop. You'd probably be doing a disservice to that person if you held the door because now they'd be on the local Yeah sure.

Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 7):
I take it manners were not a strong suit at your house growing up.



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 12):
Learn some manners and get some class.

Oh I see we're judging people know without knowing a thing about them or even understanding the very elementary situation. Fun Yeah sure.

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 13):
Who gets on/off first?

Whoever is closest to the door.

Ladies first in nearly all other situations.

Amen.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Oh and another one...

4) Always let people off before getting on. Always. Same goes for trains.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

I agree with all of the above.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
The next time I hear someone running for the elevator yelling "hold that!" I will simply let the doors close

Pretend to hold the 'open door' button but actually press the 'close door' button and smile.  Smile
Try that sometimes.
I work in a very tall building and I've literally seen some guys hold the door until the entire elevator is full. Nevermind the fact that 12 elevator shafts in the building!
One time I jumped off after the entire elevator was loaded and 11 floors were selected. I told the idiot holding the door open that there 11 others elevators you could all take. Got on the next elevator and didn't hold it over for anyone and went right to my floor non-stop.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.

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A few times a had a lady get on the elevator with me and just assumed I'd select the floor she was going to. Unless your hands are full, push the button yourself!



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I was getting into the elevator last week at work; this painter (painting the floor below mine) was in there, to find out he had to take another elevator, I hop in after he moves...Man that dude dropped a bomb of a fart. I had to hold my breath the entire way up. It was absolutely wretched.


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
I work in a very tall building and I've literally seen some guys hold the door until the entire elevator is full. Nevermind the fact that 12 elevator shafts in the building!
One time I jumped off after the entire elevator was loaded and 11 floors were selected. I told the idiot holding the door open that there 11 others elevators you could all take. Got on the next elevator and didn't hold it over for anyone and went right to my floor non-stop.

THANK YOU! I'm just talking practicality here folks...



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
Rule #8: Wait until the people on the elevator get off before you get on! This applies not only in elevators, but on subway trains and buses as well.

YES!!! Here we have three light rail lines and one streetcar line. The driver can see there are pax waiting to get on. The driver always always always makes sure there is no one near the doors on the platform before closing the doors. The only times I have ever seen anyone get caught in the door is when someone does not get to the doors in time to exit the train.

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 10):
Cell phone abusers. Seriously don't bother talking at the top of your lungs into a cell phone unless the elevator is stuck.

They do this on trains too! The newer low-floor MAX trains in PDX are not very loud. The loudest they are is in the tunnel, but there is no cell phone signal there, anyway. So, I don't get the point of yelling into a phone if the signal is fading. Does this improve reception?

Also (and this applies to both elevators and trains) people get so caught up in their own conversations or text messeging they forget where they are. At the last minute, as the doors are closing, they realize this is their stop/floor and they rush to get out the door, bruising their arm or foot in an attempt to hold the door open. Pay attention!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
If you have a Y chromosome, somersaulting and shuffling your way out of the way to let the women out first only delays everyone. It is 2007; I don't think a woman will be offended if the men closest to the door gets off a crowded elevator before letting her off.

I completely disagree. Whether it's 2007 or 3007 it's called called manners. Simple manners, nothing more. Your a man, hold the door for a woman exiting. It does not cause a havoc, but shows that you are a well-brought up, polite, and mannered gentleman. So I assume you don't hold doors for women either, just rush right through, yeah? It's the same concept.

Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 7):

I take it manners were not a strong suit at your house growing up


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Quite clearly!

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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
2) If you are going up one floor, USE THE STAIRS.

What if the elevator only goes up one floor?

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
I can not stress this enough people: SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER!!! It is not really that difficult, in this day and age to apply a little soap and water to yourself.

Agreed! Chances are that if you have access to an elevator, you have access to a shower.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
This applies not only in elevators, but on subway trains and buses as well.

At least buses have separate "on" and "off" doors. Now, the people who insist on deboarding through the "on" door when the bus has two doors deserve their own rant topic.

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 10):
People who always press every damn button on the panel. If you're going to do that I'd might as well get off and pass out climbing a seemingly never-ending flight of stairs to the top cursing your name (especially if it's something like the Sears Tower)

I did that at the airport yesterday every time I got in an elevator. Granted, there's only 3 floors, and every time I was in the elevator, there were people getting off at every floor. It's nice to be able to hit all of the buttons and not get any dirty looks. Big grin


25 Post contains images MaverickM11 : The elevator doors stay open automatically, regardless if you "hold" it open. It's like holding a wall up when a woman walks by. You assume wrong. We
26 FlyDeltaJets87 : Then be unlazy and take the stairs unless you're either A) Handicapped/disabled or B) Carrying/rolling stuff Again, as I stated in Reply 9: common se
27 LHboyatDTW : It's one thing when it's three floors, but for something like 20+ floors, I get really tempted to wipe the smirk off that little punk's face and prob
28 Bill142 : Wait five minutes before getting in the lift after having a cigarette!
29 57AZ : Actually, in my workplace the non-emergency stairs only go from the first floor to the second. Thus if you're going anywhere above that, you must tak
30 Post contains images Diamond : I avoid riding on elevators with people most of the time. If that thing gets stuck, there aren't that many people I want to be trapped with for an ext
31 EA CO AS : 1. You may only stand facing the doors. Under no circumstances shall you have your back to the doors, EVER. 2. You may only stare at: The numbers The
32 EA CO AS : Wow. Rough crowd.
33 Melpax : With you there. The lifts in my building have a habit of closing their doors on people.
34 MCOflyer : No hitting on girls unless you two are alone. Wait 5 min to board after a meal to avoid burping. If you see room service or maintenance, let them take
35 Freckles : Although this would be really rude and if you were the person wanting to get into the lift it'd be bloody annoying but it could be quite funny to see
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