Elevator Etiquette

What is it with us Indians and elevators? I was at a mall yesterday waiting for the elevator and in those 5 minutes of waiting went from happy after watching a movie to absolutely disgusted that I decided to even step outside my house. Here’s why:

1. Aunty, once the elevator button has been pressed the sensible thing to do is to wait. Repeatedly pressing the button will not miraculously make the elevator appear at a faster speed. 

2. Dear mother-of-a-young-girl-whom-you-are-influencing-with-your-bad-actions, people who are waiting outside the elevator door are not crazy to be standing there. They are doing so because they want to get in when the elevator gets there. Randomly barging in from somewhere and pretending to not notice anyone else is so not cool. 

3. Hello severely overweight uncle, the elevators have a weight limit for a reason. Waiting a few extra minutes for the elevator to come back to you is not going to change a thing, it would have saved my toe from getting crushed for sure. 

4. Dear young couple, congratulations on being young and being in love and all that. Kindly refrain from showering physical love on each other in an elevator filled with other people. I certainly do not want to witness any sort of public diaplay of love and affection between strangers. 

5. Dear bored Aunty, will it kill you to wait for a few minutes before asking your husband what he would like for dinner tonight? You almost screamed into my ear in the process of ensuring that your husband, who by the way was absolutely disinterested in listening to you, answers your question on the menu. 

When will we ever learn?!?


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