I work on the fifth (top) floor of a six floor building – this is one of those buildings with a “G” and a 1st floor which is only slightly better than some casino elevators I’ve seen that have a 1st floor, an “L”, an “LL” and a “G” so unless you left a trail of bread crumbs when you entered the building you may never find your car again. When I have to travel more than three floors I jump on the elevator. Sure I could walk at all times but I’m an old man and collapsing at the top of the staircase is frowned upon by maintenance.
What bugs me, and this seems to happen a lot, is when I enter on the “G” floor, press 5 and the car stops on 1. Enter some guy inevitably munching on a snickers or three musketeers bar who presses 2. Are you kidding? One flight? He gets off on 2. Enter another guy who presses 3. I’m not thoroughly cold-hearted; if these one-floor johnnies were impaired – on crutches or in a wheelchair or bringing the seeing eye dog out from a walk – I would understand but for the average schlub, come on. One flight won’t kill ya. I think all elevator cars should have schedules like NJ Transit, and be marked Local or Express.