There’s probably nothing else that puts strangers together in close proximity quite like an elevator does. As a rider, almost every time the door opens, in walks someone you’ve never met before. So there you are, in a closed space looking at an unfamiliar face, and the inevitable happens.
Perhaps it’s just human nature, but most of us find it difficult to strike up a conversation with someone we don’t know. Maybe it’s shyness. Maybe we’re afraid the other person is in no mood to chat. Whatever the reason, within the small confines of an elevator the silence seems particularly awkward. Sometimes, you just wish you had an excuse to get a conversation going.
Well, today, you have your excuse. Our friends at KONE want to remind everyone that July 28 is “National Talk in an Elevator Day.” So, go ahead and break the ice. Need ideas? Check out KONE’s blog on the topic.