By Braddah Lance
I'm constantly amazed at how inconsiderate people are in one of the most common situations in everyday life.....
Here's the situation. You're in the elevator - regardless if it's just you or it's packed - and it doesn't matter which floor you're getting off - usually it's the bottom floor - but once the door opens a flood of people try to rush in.
Wassup Wit Dat!
We, da people IN da elevator, are trying fo' get OUT! It's simple logic. You can't fill a can a can dat's full so why try to pour more in? Imagine salmon trying to swim upstream during spawning season and you'll know exactly wat I mean.
Da Wife and I were at Ala Moana earlier tonight and da two times we went on da elevator, twice we had to fight da current. No mattah wea we go - it's especially worse in Vegas - but since wen did it become so life threatening to get in an elevator da moment da door opens? And to make mattahs worse, wen da heck did it become ok to just stand right in front of da opening preventing da people from going out quickly and not making a pathway?
Da first time, we had to go AROUND da salmon and then we get da shmall kine stink eye action going even though we were da ones dat had to go around them. Da second time I just wen 4x4 Bigfoot action with da stroller - Da Wife was carrying Da Baby behind me - and made a path..... everybody in da elevator followed.
Sam's Club in Pearl City is a mattah of cha-cha-cha'ing. Once da door opens on da bottom floor you gotta wait for da lolos outside da elevator to move their carts out of da way just so you can get out. Why they nevah just do dat in da first place just bewilders me. It's such a tight area and still yet nobody even tinks to make room. Then we dance. 1-2-cha-cha-cha. 3-4-cha-cha-cha. It's a dance you go through EVERYTIME.
Elevator etiquette is not a situation wea people are unfamiliar with and it's definitely not a situation wea you dunno wat to do.... so why does it happen all da frickin' time?
One last thing about Etiquette 101-Elevators, if you da last person to get off, hold da elevator door open till da first person gets in.
We've all been there but let's show some malama on a such a simple act of courtesy.