Monday, June 25, 2007
Please Step Inside
Saying, "Excuse me" to someone exiting an elevator as you are trying to enter it doesn't make any sense. There is no where for them to go except off of the elevator.
Saying, "Excuse me" doesn't make the person suddenly take up less space on the elevator.
What you should be saying is, "Excuse me for being monumentally stupid" because that is what you are.
It is much faster *for everyone* involved to just get out of the way and let people vacate the elevator.
Oh and by the way, the same thing goes for entering and exiting public transit. I am a fast walker, I want to get out of your way, I really do.
In the words of Jerry Macguire, help me help you.