Going Up?

Pet Peeve: people who “cut” in line for the elevator.

I don’t know if people do this everywhere, or if this is just the popular thing to do at my school. There’s often only one or two elevators, and everyone in the building needs to use them at the same time. So the elevator comes and about 15 people smash into there. The remaining 5 people that couldn’t fit, stand and wait for it to go up, floor by floor, and come back down. In the meantime, more people trickle in, forming a line down the narrow hallway. Then you always have a few assholes that feel the need to bypass the line, walk straight up to the doors, and stand there waiting. And when the elevator opens, rush in before hardly even giving anybody a chance to get out! I think this kind of goes hand in hand with the whole “wait for people to get off the subway before you get on” thing, but when you see an actual LINE waiting for something, it’s just rude to disregard that.

Or maybe I am just in too much of a hurry to get to where I need to be, and I need to chill out…?

2 Comments so far

  1. Josh (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    I hate it when people do that, but the only elevator that I really take on a daily basis is at work, and I’m in no hurry to get there, so I don’t mind waiting for another elevator.

    What I can’t stand is the other thing you brought up…those people that don’t wait for me to get out of the elevator before they try to get in, and the subway thing. Thing is, I’m 6’6″ 230 pounds, so I take advantage of my size and just bump ’em. Sometimes I even have to lower the shoulder and give ’em a good hard bump that there is no way could have been accidental contact. They get the point, but that’s not going to stop ’em from doing it again.

  2. Eric (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    line cutters of any kind should be beaten publicly by the very people they cut off.

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