Ah! the elevator.. the magic passage to bypass the steps and sweat.. See.. as I said its magic.. Is that why people act weird inside them??
Me and my friend were speaking merrily waiting for the elevator, as we stepped in.. she stopped and stared ahead.. as we got down.. she proceeded from where we stopped.. I wondered why? and lost the conversation.. still I didnt get why!
People never look at the person next to them, even if they are acquainted.. I saw my colleague and smiled.. he gave me a meek smile.. I thought he didn’t recognize me.. or was it the elevator syndrome..?
Also another rule is never speak.. even if you do speak.. do it in hushed tone.. As human being we are not worried to bother others with out decibel in house or road or office or worst case even in temple.. But not in elevator.. we shouldn’t do that
There are 3 hot spots.. to look at..
- Staring at the top.. and craning your neck to see the numbers and arrow.. and enjoy the moments of ecstasy that we are near the destination
- Stare at the bottom.. the shoes..! keep staring at every ones shoes..
- Or harmlessly at the button you pressed.. I guess the more we stare the faster it moves..
I get embarrassed every day encountering these moments! Why cant we be normal? And when I did try to act normal, I received a lot of weird glances irrespectively from many.. and some fish hook eye brow glances too.. (which I had seen only in movies..)
So I am learning and I TRY to act like I am working in NASA and ready to launch the rocket.. :)