Today, at work, I discovered that most of the people in my building has no clue about elevator etiquette. Zero.
Example #1: In the elevator going down, the elevator filled up and I happened to be at the front, next to the buttons. We stopped on the 4th floor and about 5 people shoved past me without any “excuse me” uttered, to get out. What’s with people and “excuse me”???
Example #2: From the third floor, I entered a lift which was mostly full and couldn’t reach the buttons to select the floor I wanted to get to. So, from the back, I said “Could you press 13 please?” And no one did. No one. So, I repeated my request again and then finally, someone did. Though it looked forced as the person had to look up from their phone to press the button. But just in time because by then the elevator had passed the 10th floor.
Example #3: When the elevator is not quite full, yet no one tried to make room when I entered and I attempted to not invade anyone’s personal space by making room for myself in the sparsely filled elevator. And everyone else still held their ground.
Example #4: Burps and belches. Which smells. In the confined space of the elevator. And no “excuse me” or an “oops”
Though this last bit isn’t really elevator etiquette-related, it still bugs the heck out of me. It’s when someone gets onto the lift and presses the button to next floor going up or down. Use the stairs, people!
Which lift rules would you like people to follow?