What's Wrong With People and Elevators?
By Johnny Betts
I'm at work the other day waiting for the elevator. I'm on the third floor and I was
ready to head out. The elevator button light was on, showing it had clearly been pushed.
But was that good enough for some old dude that was getting impatient while waiting for
the elevator? Nope. Never mind the fact that we're in a 20-story building and so
sometimes it takes a while for the elevator to land on our floor. Old dude figured he'd
better angrily push the elevator button a few more times.
"I'm Mr. Impatient, and I've been waiting for this elevator for 20 seconds! Better push
it about 12 more times!" I guess I missed the orientation that taught that the more times
you push the elevator button then the faster it'll reach your floor. Push it twice and it
gets there twice as fast I suppose. Push it twenty times and it gets there twenty times
as fast! WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE??
Reader: If I take twice as many Tylenol will the headache that reading the Doorless Stall
gave me go away twice as fast?
Johnny: Not in my experience. Ingrate.