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The Secret Life of the Lift

By on October 16, 2012 in Office Workers

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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”
  • Dancing

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.

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