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Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:10 am

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:57 am

No farting

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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:59 am

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.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:06 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:09 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
No farting

That was my first thought when I saw the thread.. haha.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:44 pm

no stareing at people.
its kind of annyoing.

and not just looking, I mean
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:48 pm

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.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:13 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:37 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:50 pm

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)
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:08 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):



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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:09 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:33 pm

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.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:51 pm

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

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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:09 pm

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.

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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:51 pm

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:44 pm

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.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:01 am

Oh and another one...

4) Always let people off before getting on. Always. Same goes for trains.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:03 am

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:06 am

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:32 am

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:39 am

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!
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:45 am

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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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:04 am

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
 
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:35 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 23):
Your a man, hold the door for a woman exiting.

The elevator doors stay open automatically, regardless if you "hold" it open. It's like holding a wall up when a woman walks by.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 23):
So I assume you don't hold doors for women either, just rush right through, yeah?

You assume wrong. Yeah sure

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 24):
What if the elevator only goes up one floor?

Well then it's moot now isn't it.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 24):
What if the elevator only goes up one floor?

Then be unlazy and take the stairs unless you're either A) Handicapped/disabled or B) Carrying/rolling stuff

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 23):
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.

Again, as I stated in Reply 9: common sense should dictate. If it's just you and another woman on the elevator, sure, be courteous and let her off first. But if you're on a crowded elevator with 15 other people, and you're closest to the door and there's a woman against the back wall getting off at the same floor as you, just get off the elevator and go about your business.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 24):
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.

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 probably give him the finger.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:07 am

Wait five minutes before getting in the lift after having a cigarette!
 
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:33 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 24):
Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
2) If you are going up one floor, USE THE STAIRS.

What if the elevator only goes up one floor?

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 take the elevator between floors. Additionally, there are five secure elevators that may only be accessed by court staff. Four are for approved court staff and judges-the fifth is used exclusively by the Sheriff's Office for transporting prisoners to and from the courtrooms. On the public floors, the access to the staff elevators is through a locked door that only a key or code will access. Then to summon the elevator, you must use your RF tag to unlock the elevator call button. Once on the elevator on any floor, you must use your RF tag to activate the control panel and select your destination floor.

As for etiquette-no flatulence and keep the door as free as possible. If you're the person by the control panel, politely ask people getting on what floor they want and press the button after using your RF tag (keeps them from having to dig for theirs). Staff with file carts will not force themselves onto a crowded car but will wait for the next car. If a cart is already on the car, stay out of it's way once you board.
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:05 pm

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 extended time.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 25):
Well then it's moot now isn't it.

Did you mean 'moot' or 'mute'? Perhaps we should have 4 different threads on two websites and 14 emails to discuss the difference? (inside joke)  Smile
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RE: Elevator Etiquette

Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:03 pm

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 button panel

  • The floor


  • 3. You are permitted to read things posted in the elevator, but do so without staring. Numbers 1 and 2 must be adhered to at all times.

    4. Reading things posted on the back of the elevator is never allowed. Things are placed there to trick you into committing the faux pas of not observing number 1.

    5. Conversation must cease the moment a complete stranger enters the elevator.

    6. You may only resume said conversation once the stranger has left the elevator entirely - not halfway out, not nearly out, out entirely.

    7. You may not hit an already-illuminated floor button more than once.

    8. You may not attempt to squeeze into a crowded elevator. Take the next one.

    9. Bringing a crying child into an elevator requires you to wear a look of shame on your face at all times.

    10. You may make eye contact with strangers in the elevator under the following conditions:

  • Men are required to nod at each other when making eye contact

  • Women are required to give each other a halfhearted smile when making eye contact

  • Men may make eye contact with women if they look easy enough to proposition between floors

  • Women may make eye contact with men at any time, but must cease immediately if he breaks from your glance. No means no, hussy!
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    Wow.





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    RE: Elevator Etiquette

    Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:06 pm

    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.

    With you there. The lifts in my building have a habit of closing their doors on people.
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    Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:20 pm

    No hitting on girls unless you two are alone.

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    If you see room service or maintenance, let them take it.

    Show loyalty to employees.

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    RE: Elevator Etiquette

    Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:56 am

    Quoting Seb146 (Reply 3):
    I will simply let the doors close

    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 them running to the lift.

    Otherwise, i don't think it's fair about the female thing, and some people really do struggle with stairs so i think that it doesn't matter if it's only one floor.

    It really annoys me when you get into a lift and people don't move for you when it's clear that you can't actually fit in the lift. Morons.

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