By Braddah Lance
Wat is it about standing in line dat makes people not in line oblivious dat there are IS a line?
At my building at work, there are seven elevators in a corridor dat you can enter from either side of da corridor - a typical multi-elevator layout. As you approach from either end you can see people standing in line even though it isn't a "line". You know they are all waiting for one thing and one thing only as they are all staring with blank looks upwards waiting for da light to appear and da bell to ring to indicate dat an elevator is ready.
Because of da layout, people generally stand on da outskirts of da corridor so dat wen da elevator arrives, no mattah wea you standing, you get "chance" of getting on one. It's a work building so da majority of da time it's employees so you would figgah they would know da "etiquette".
All dis week there were different inconsiderate lolo's who would weasel their way past da line, either before or right aftah an elevator arrives, and just march along like an ant. All da while da people s/he passed, we would look at each oddah wit da same puzzled look psychically and say,
Wassup Wit Dat!
It makes a tremendous difference cause right at punch in time, you can either be on time or late depending on da elevator. Wen I first started, I waited on average between 10 and 15 minutes on more than a few occasions just cause I was waiting in "line". So wen a cutter decides da line doesn't apply to him/herself, it jacks EVERYBODY up who is waiting patiently their turn. Granted I would assume dat da people who work in my building are of da professional type so clocking in and out on a timecard is not of concern so I can't imagine why da need to be so rude?
How is it dat somebody working in a specific building for years - even months - not know da "procedure" for such a simple thing as waiting your turn? I've had many instances wea da person across da corridor would wait while someone from da oddah side scrurry ovah just cause dat person was in line before them. Or even da simplest gesture - if approaching simultaneously - but knowing da person was "before" you, enter first even though you know everybody will fit.
How come no can? I no understand. I tink das one of da hardest things these days wea if there are no "rules", society can't even manage simple civility. Are there any "rude" behaviors you noticed in elevators?
I guess das why WWD! will be around for awhile huh?