#894 When the only other person going up in the elevator is going to the same floor as you

lets-all-go-to-tenYou know how it is: you walk into the elevator, you press your button, and just as the door is about to fully close, a hand appears out of nowhere and pulls it back open. Then a stranger walks in and presses the same button you already pressed, going to the same floor you were already going. Now that’s luck, because after that brief ‘Are they following me?’ vibe passes, you get to zoom up the shaft at breakneck speed on a no-nonsense express ride to the top.


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31 thoughts on “#894 When the only other person going up in the elevator is going to the same floor as you

  1. It’s even better when they’re going to a floor after the one you were going to, because then you get to be smug about how you’re getting to your destination faster and delaying them from getting where they need to go.

  2. I agree with Peter, but for a different reason. If they get off at the same floor as you there’s potential for the awkward “who get’s off the elevator first” moment. I hate that.

  3. The best is when you step into the elevator and try not to make eye contact with the person already there in case you ARE going to floor lower than them. You reach over to press your button and realize it’s already pushed. You glance over at the other person and realize it’s a friend!! Yay!! You get to start your day riding the express with a buddy!

  4. This is similar to one that happens to me quite regularly: I finish in the gym and go back to the changing rooms which are empty, except for one guy who has the locker right next to mine. How does that happen?

  5. Even better is when you’re about to take the elevator DOWN, and you’re about to push the down button, but before you do, the elevator dings cheerfully and opens its doors wide, welcoming you into it’s cozy interior.

  6. Also awesome when there is no one else in the elevator and your running late and you in all the way to your floor without stopping (with or without the aide of the call cancel button)

  7. There is 20 something floors to a wells fargo here, sometimes I go to the top of high building for the thrill of it i guess.

  8. Better if you get to press the “close” button before anyone else gets on and you’re all alone going up and the elevator miraculously didn’t make any stops along the way.

    Expressway to the top is


  9. “…you get to zoom up the shaft at breakneck speed on a no-nonsense express ride to the top.”

    Erm… are you referring to the elevator ride… or something else??? ;-)

  10. The “express elevator” – I love it! Even better when the elevator is fairly crowded but everyone is going to a floor above you.

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  13. Iove that feeling, it happened last night exactly the same only now all i can think about is a stargate quote, “elevators are such a pain” just as the transporter rings take them down stairs…

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