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Morning Honesty [Feb. 7th, 2008|08:39 am]
terribleturnip
I now have to take an elevator up to the 6th floor every morning. Which means I get to watch a lot of other people on the elevator. And judging strangers, it's what I do.

It really crabs me out when someone gets ON on the 2nd floor and then gets OFF on the 3rd floor. You lazy-ass, take the freaking stairs. Or on the way home, they get on, go down one floor and then get off again. Lazy-ass is bad enough -- but now your lazy-ass is cutting into my personal time.

And you know it -- most of the people in question could use the exercise of a flight of stairs. (Yes, I know, some of them could have handicaps -- but trust me, not all 25 of them.) So I was feeling all superior, because I will walk down five flights just because....

Ah, that's it. It's not that I'm all physically, exercisely superior.

I'm just impatient. I hate WAITING and would never wait for an elevator, instead of just taking off down or up the stairs.

Agh, superiority jacknifes into a character flaw....
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[User Picture]From: warriorsway
2008-02-07 01:49 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, impatience isn't exactly a virtue. But at the same time, you take the stairs when you're impatient, rather than being one of those people who pushes the button a million times and then makes the rest of the people waiting listen to your heaving, 'OMG I R IMPORTANT AND IN A HURRY' sighs.

Aaaand, back to superiority. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-02-07 03:51 pm (UTC)
it's a well-known fact that pushing the buttons repeatedly and sighing heavily makes the time go faster. *g*
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[User Picture]From: faithellen
2008-02-07 02:14 pm (UTC)

How To Play Elevator Karma

(my last two offices were on the 11th and 15th floors; I had a lot of free time)

Begin day with 0 karma points. Get on the elevator.
For everyone on the elevator already, subtract 1 point per person (for your inconveniencing them).
For every stop the elevator makes on the way to your floor, add 1 point per stop.
For everyone left on the elevator at YOUR floor, subtract 1 point per person.

Repeat every time you ride the elevator.

At the end of the day, if your score is very negative, drive carefully on the way home. If it is very positive, you have some karma points to burn.
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[User Picture]From: acroyear70
2008-02-07 02:22 pm (UTC)
they can't take the stairs: security concerns.

most stairwells are locked these days, for security reasons. you get in, you only can get off in the main floor as if escaping a fire (though if a fire alarm goes off, the system automatically unlocks all the doors in case the stairwell itself is part of the fire).

now in my office we were given keys that open the 4th and 7th floors so we could take the stairs (which i do on occasion), but not every company asks or is able to get that sort of priv from the building management.

the building mgmt becomes liable if they didn't do everything to keep thieves from getting in and doing their work.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-02-07 04:36 pm (UTC)
Nah, they've got badges/mag lock thingies; I've SEEN them use the stairs. But yes, I've been places where that's true.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-02-07 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm just impatient. I hate WAITING and would never wait for an elevator, instead of just taking off down or up the stairs.

If you were really impatient, you wouldn't just take the stairs, you'd knock down the people in front of you who were walking slower. I don't think you're trying hard enough.

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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-02-07 04:36 pm (UTC)
Shhhhh. Don't tell them about the pile of bodies down at the bottom of the stairs...
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-02-07 03:49 pm (UTC)
i agree with you. i work on the second floor and our gym is in the lower level. but i'm a stair-person.

i take the stairs up to the second floor and all the way down to the lower level, and all the way back UP again after i'm done at the gym. those flights of stairs won't kill me. it especially seems counterintuitive when i watch people take the elevator down one or two floors to go work out at the gym!!! i wonder if they get on the stairmaster?
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-02-07 04:39 pm (UTC)
A friend once told me "I've got to get a lawn service. Once summer hits, taking care of the yard totally uses up my gym time."

Only because I love her, did I not whack her on the head. Of course, I'm me, so I totally made fun of her and called her an idiot...but no whacking.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-02-07 04:43 pm (UTC)
i think you showed amazing restraint. :)
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