Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday Why???


Okay, it's not a running relate why but something that I noticed quite a bit.

On the elevator, why can't people look at each other?

Why is it that a majority of people look at the elevator floor?

Are we that afraid of seeing someone or making someone uncomfortable?

Next time you're in an elevator, check it out.

11 comments:

Kim said...

It's just a social norm. But next time, why don't you stand backwards in the elevator? That should shake some people up. Probably be the crazy highlight of their day.

Marcy said...

I always look at people in the elevator. I guess I'm the weirdo?! LOL

Runner Leana said...

Everyone looks up in our elevators at work. But that is probably because we have little tv monitors that flash stock prices and news headlines for us.

Jess said...

I've always noticed that people in elevators stare straight ahead. We are very expectant for that door to open.

Running Around Acres said...

I look at everyone, but I do it everywhere. If you could measure how much my head turns to look at things during a run, I could probably add another 50% to my mileage.

Pat said...

maybe they should have mirrored floors. or maybe that's just the perv in me thinking.

CoachLiz said...

yup, I have noticed that. Sometimes I have started a chat and people cheerfully chat back. I love those chats in the elevator where you are going up to your room after a race with a finisher's medal or your bike with you. People can't keep their lips shut then. They want to know what is up.

Marci said...

I think its because people feeled trapped in an elevator, so they try to avoid further contact with the people they are sharing the ride up or down with in case someone doesn't like their "look".

Sonia said...

They can't look at each other or it would be the Grey's Anatomy elevator. People having sex and all..... or maybe I just have a dirty mind? ;-)

Melanie said...

confined space, never know who you're in there with. buhahahha. lol

Katie said...

I was thinking along the same lines while at work yesterday. I said "hi" to a stranger in the elevator and she looked as if I had just asked for her first born LOL

 
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