We’ve all been in an elevator. Many of us more times than we can count. I am sure we can agree that there are some “rules” on what you should and should not do while riding an elevator (i.e., don’t crowd someone’s personal space if you can help it, don’t talk loudly on your cell phone, etc.). According to College Recruiter, Harris Interactive© conducted an online survey polling office workers who used elevators on a daily basis on what they thought were the most annoying elevator behaviors. I have included a short version of the article’s findings below:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Not holding the door open when others are running to get on the elevator – 16 percent of the polled workers admitted to purposely closing the elevator door when they saw someone approaching. Come on now, who does that?
- Standing too close when there is plenty of room in the elevator
- Squeezing into an already crowded elevator
- Not stepping off the elevator to let other people out
What irks you?