A recent survey of US office workers unearthed a panoply of idiosyncratic behaviours witnessed in lifts, or ‘elevators’ as articulated across the pond. These included:
- Changing a baby’s diaper [sic]
- Flossing teeth
- Fist fighting
- “Showing someone a rash and asking for a diagnosis”
The poll also revealed those workers’ elevator bêtes noires. Talking on the phone topped the list of annoyances (35%), followed by not holding the door open for others when they are running to get on (33%).
This put us in mind of this great early ’90s prog on that strange but taken-for-granted transport of the tall (or not so) buiding: The Secret Life of the Lift.