Is it okay to take the elevator to the second floor? | The Tylt
You know how it goes. You're rushing to get to work—of course you stopped for coffee, and now every second counts—you finally reach the elevator and shuffle your way in among the other late-comers. You take a deep breath; in just a few seconds, you will be at work with a just-acceptable amount of tardiness. That is, until the elevator slows and excruciatingly opens it doors on level two. Fury rises within you, while your new arch nemesis bounces out the doors without a care in the world. Most have been both characters in this story. But is it okay?
Is it okay to take the elevator to the second floor?
There's truly nothing worse than the elevator opening its doors on the second floor for someone who is able to take the stairs. One flight of stairs is just a few minutes' worth of effort. It's pure laziness and nothing else.
It's not like your Buddy-The-Elf-ing the elevator—it's just one more stop! In the grand scheme of the elevator ride, you are only putting everyone else back by 30 seconds at most. People who get upset over this are getting riled up over nothing.
There are some things in life that you just don't do. And taking the elevator when you can take the stairs up one floor is one of them.
Sometimes, you just can't. And on those days, you take the elevator.