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07:47 am: Lifts / Elevators / Ascenseurs
From my extreme youth, I remember a little storybook called Jade
Tales. One of the stories was about a little girl's adventures in a
rogue lift.
Why can't people undertand how they work? Outside a lift/elevator,
there are usually two buttons, one for up and one for down. When it
arrives at a floor, there's a sign to show which way it is going. Yet
it seems this is beyond too many people.
Last week, I got into a lift where a couple of people were already
waiting. I wanted the 9th floor, but the 9 was already lit. Another
passenger got in, said "9 please" and someone pushed the 8 button.
On two floors on the way up, people got in and seemed very surprised
when the lift continued to go up. And of course we also stopped on the
8th floor for no good reason.
I thought this was my worst journey of the week, but no. The next
evening, I got into an empty lift from which a mother and daughter
(probably) had just emerged. Every floor button had been pushed, so I
stopped on every floor to 9. The top floor there is 10. Not good.

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From:suilven
Date:August 11th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
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Why can't people understand how they work? Outside a lift/elevator,
there are usually two buttons, one for up and one for down.

Oh, you have hit on one of my hobby horses. Let me get on my soapbox. This one is on my 'people for the chop when I become dictator list'.

In common with people who can't put holes in the right places with a punch, people who can't stand on the right side of escalators, drivers who invade cycle lanes, drivers who park on pavements leaving insufficient room for pedestrians/pushchairs/prams to pass, and some other things which I can never remember at the right time, these people have got to go. People who press both arrows in an attempt to make the lift come faster. Drives me nuts.
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From:gillyp
Date:August 11th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)

an empty lift from which a mother and daughter

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(probably) had just emerged...
I don't understand...?
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From:sneakums
Date:August 11th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
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The presumption seem to be w.r.t. their relationship.
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From:ringbark
Date:August 11th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: an empty lift from which a mother and daughter

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sneakums is quite right. They could have been aunt and niece, or sisters, or unrelated friends. But mother and daughter seemed the most likely somehow. I don't know which one had pushed all the buttons. I've often wanted to do it, even since I became a big person.
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