Ok, rant alert.:fume:
WTF is it with elevators around here? People seem to have a great deal of trouble with them. Here’s my rant:
:fume: 1. 10 seconds is too much work. If I want to go 1 floor up or down (or even 2 for that matter) I find it better for me and the environment to take the stairs. Problem in TW is, the stairs are so goddam hard to find or if you do find them they are locked or alarmed. Now I semi understand why people here will wait 3 minutes for the elevator to come down from the 97th floor to take them up to floor 2.
:fume: 2. Up is up, down is down. How hard is it?A couple of times I have come out of our apartment to use the elevator to find my neighbor standing there waiting to use it. Button already pushed. The UP button! Now, this is interesting I think to myself. So we get in, he pushes “1”. WTF? of course the doors close, then open again, then close. Mr. Neighbor mutters some sort of confused grunt as to why this would happen.
Next time we run into each other, I’m a bit earlier, just in time to see Mr Neighbor look up at the floor indicator, and THEN press the button.
I figured out he honestly thinks he is ‘calling’ the elevator to his floor depending on where it is, and which button he press. It complex business this elevator stuff, which is compounded by his absolute unwillingness to try to listen to me that maybe, just maybe, he’s getting it wrong.
:fume: 3. Random brain fart button pressing Now and then some idiot gets in the elevator, pushes a button (usually) mid journey, and then steps off at a completely different floor.
To add a real annoyance factor, they might press 2 or maybe 3 floors before stepping off at none of them.
:fume: 4. Kids As above but kids can be semi-excused. They are doing it for fun. But why oh why do the parents stand there letting there kids press every goddam button. Usually, they step of early, leaving everyone else to enjoy a free 5 second tour of every floor lobby…
:fume: 5. We’re using this elevator in 8 mins. So we’ll hold it thanks. This one is a really annoying one. I liken it to those food courts you see when there is nowhere to sit because the place is filled with bags and umbrellas for those people needing to sit down in the next half hour
I can hear the people 3 floors up waiting in the elevator, holding the door open, and chit chatting with their neighbor. Hurry the f*ck up will ya?
:fume: 6. Rubbish chutes? are you crazy? Oh the joy of stepping into the elevator and into a pool of cess that has dripped out of a 2 week old rubbish bag containing fish. yummy.
:fume: 7. Waiguoren? Oh it’s ok, we will wait for the next one There is no way we could possibly travel up in that small steel box with a white man …are you nuts?
Today at lunch I manged to get a classic combination: 4 elevators in the lobby(yep FOUR), I get in one from level 1. Girl screams from 30 m away at me to wait and runs over to push the button. She is with 4-5 others with LOTS of luggage. So she’s standing there holding the door while the rest shuffle over.
Everyone eventually tediously gets in, and the only button pushed is the one I pushed, level 3. One party from the group presses B2, another guy presses 1 (yes the floor we just left) and everyone mumbles horror when we arrive at 3. I guessed they probably wanted level 2 as 3 is a staff floor, and 99.9% of the time people get off at floor 2. Of course, I pissed them off by wanted to GET OFF at 3 before they could quickly shut the doors on me.
Sigh, hence the rant.