Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to Deal With Elevators?

Yes, even an elevator calls for a certain amount of etiquette:
  • Do not dodge or delay so that somebody can be the first to get on or off.
  • If you are nearest the door, you get on the elevator first; then hold the door until everyone else has entered.
  • If you are near the control panel, ask the others what floor they need and select those buttons for them. You can also hold the Open button to keep the doors open until everyone has had a chance to get on or off.
  • If you are nearest the door, step out to let the people behind you get off; then, reboard.
  • If you are among the first to enter and first to exit, stand to the side near the door rather than in the back. This way, you won’t have to push through others to get off.
  • Men should keep their hats on in a crowded elevator. The only thing to say about escalators is that whoever arrives first gets on first and gets off first. Don’t crowd the top of the stairs waiting for someone.

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