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Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:36 am

Do you still press the up/down button for the lift even if someone is holding the door open for you in the lift?

If you do , why??
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby bro75 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:41 am

I probably would ... mostly because of instinct unless it is not easily reachable on the way.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:42 am

paging PNGMK..
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:45 am

bro75 wrote:I probably would ... mostly because of instinct unless it is not easily reachable on the way.


Is the insticnt because you cant believe anyone would hold the door open to wait for another person to get in the lift?

Thats a sad state of affairs if true.

Once in the lift after doing that , do you instantly go for the door close button as well.

For the double whammy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:46 am

Barnsley wrote:Do you still press the up/down button for the lift even if someone is holding the door open for you in the lift?

If you do , why??


Do you know which way it is going?

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:51 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Do you still press the up/down button for the lift even if someone is holding the door open for you in the lift?

If you do , why??


Do you know which way it is going?


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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby bro75 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:29 pm

Barnsley wrote:
bro75 wrote:I probably would ... mostly because of instinct unless it is not easily reachable on the way.


Is the insticnt because you cant believe anyone would hold the door open to wait for another person to get in the lift?

Thats a sad state of affairs if true.

Once in the lift after doing that , do you instantly go for the door close button as well.

For the double whammy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


That could be the original reason, after 15 years living here some habits are just there. Although I would not press the button when the door is almost closed. In that case, I would let the lift happily go.

When I get into the lift, I do not press the close door button, but I try to stay at the corner farthest to the door and do not make eye contact with anyone still outside. If they can still open the door, then I accept that and do not get bothered by it.

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby x9200 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:40 pm

Barnsley wrote:Do you still press the up/down button for the lift even if someone is holding the door open for you in the lift?

If you do , why??

If this someone is holding the door with hand, leg or some other object at the door then I don't, but if by pressing the button, then how am I suppose to see it?

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 3:43 pm

Barnsley wrote:Do you still press the up/down button for the lift even if someone is holding the door open for you in the lift? If you do , why??


Depends: If the person holding the door has encouragingly made eye-contact with me then no. Esp. if they are alone in the lift.

If the lift is crowded and I passed the lift buttons then yes I likely would. Because
a) Some lifts time-out on open doors and force them to close
b) the possibility of some kiasu-**** person behind the kindly person banging out 180BPM on the 'Close door' button.
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby the lynx » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 3:46 pm

I can't believe a simple thing like using lift comes with elaborate nonsense called etiquette! I don't think I have to kill more brain cells wondering if my next move might offend the nice person who holds the door for me.

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 24 Mar 2016 9:08 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:paging PNGMK..


Hey - I held it for you! (Raj and I bumped into each other in KL....).
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 24 Mar 2016 9:25 am

PNGMK wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:paging PNGMK..


Hey - I held it for you! (Raj and I bumped into each other in KL....).


yes i know! :lol:
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Brah » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 9:08 pm

I prefer how it is in Japan, where if people are already in the lift and you are not there yet, you simply and politely wait for the next lift.

There it is "I do not inconvenience you for me" whereas here is it "I am ok to inconvenience you for me".

I rather people do not hold a lift for me. But that's me, and I'm admittedly weird about stuff like this.

Of course, depending on things like how long it's been open, how far away you are. whether or not you're in a hurry or the lifts are infrequent, etc.
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 9:36 pm

Far more important "lift etiquette" is the ability to correctly steer a heavily laden rollerbag over shins and insteps of those mouth breathers who insist on getting into the lift before anyone else can get off.

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby JR8 » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:51 pm

Lol @ Eagle.... yeah, 'Revenge of the steam-roller' technique. Been there done that.

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