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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:39 pm

[-X I used to do a similar maneuver a dozen years ago when i was working at IP. I used to carry a 12 kg Samsonite hardside briefcase on the MRT. in those days queuing was a joke - they'd stand to the sides until the doors just started to open and then just rush the doors. They soon learned not to do that if I was standing on the inside in front of the door because as soon as it opened I'd step out smartly. Of course the briefcase had to follow usually in a rapidly descending arc assisted a bit on it's journey. Woe be it to the poor ignorant arse who rushed the door as usually the case would connect with the front of their thigh. I'd not slow down but would apologize, saying [-X "sorry, but that would not have happened if you had some courtesy and let us out first." and continue on my way.

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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby JR8 » Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:58 pm

Yeah, I remember you and your Samsonite [vicarious pleasure] :cool:

Do you remember my anecdote of a blur like sotong young women on her hand-phone* expecting to walk through me. I accidentally almost wiped her out and she followed me for 50M through a crowded town-centre in a ... well, basically, in a complete and veery loud hysteria.

Years later I still remember that vividly, and it still seems weird. I mean what do you expect walking square-on into a 'beached Beluga'...lol?


* How I hate, hate that name for a mobile lol...
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:19 am

Yep. Sure do. In fact I was thinking about that when I was typing before but it was quicker to type than doing the search for the thread.

When I go back to the US you should see me acting like sotong when people talk about cellphones. lol

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 26 Mar 2016 9:58 am

Strong Eagle wrote: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.


Reach over the shoulders of the guy in front of you inside and shove the idiot Shanghainese back on his arse as he tries to barge in. Then blame the guy in front of you (who works it out and backs you up as you both step over the bargers body prone on the floor). Not that I've done that....
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Re: Lift Ettiquette ...

Postby Brah » Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:52 am

JR8 wrote:Do you remember my anecdote of a blur like sotong young women on her hand-phone* expecting to walk through me. I accidentally almost wiped her out a

I am surprised it hasn't happened yet where I fail to yield to a text-rapt zombie walker and as a result of our their-fault collision, their phone drops and shatters.
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