Elevator Etiquette

I ride in a lot of elevators and am often amazed by how people actually in them and what is said.
Things that have been said to me in an elevator, while pregnant:
– you must be having a big baby!
– how much weight have you gained?
– your hair looked better longer
– are you having a bad day?
– is that really good for the baby?

I think elevator etiquette is dead. But as a reminder here are a few tips:
– never get on an elevator until the people getting off have exited
– push your button and then get out of the way
– a smile is priceless when given to a stranger or a friend
– if you must use the phone talk only as loud as you would if you are talking to a person live
– never discuss weight, medical conditions or gossip

4 Comments on “Elevator Etiquette

  1. You summed it up perfectly Donita! The elevator is a stressful place. It’s hard to relax. You don’t know if you should talk or not, especially when it’s just you and one other person. I have found that a smile and even any kind of worn out chit chat goes over well on the elevator. Even “Have a nice day” is 1000 times better than silence. Today in that very situation with a woman I’ve never seen before, as we reached my floor, I made eye contact, smiled, said “Have a good day” to which she beamed and told me to do the same. Simple as that.

  2. And above all, NEVER talk about how last time you were in that exact elevator it broke down. Stresses me out.

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