Yesterday, I expressed my irritation with just about everyone who parks in the Hall Arts parking garage. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a fairly long walkway to the elevators at the pedestrian entrance/exit, and almost no one bothers to hold the elevator doors for people approaching. Anyway, a fellow parker who doesn’t work in Chase Tower sent me a very enjoyable email with a suggestion for improvement. And because he’s a loyal FrontBurnervian, he also points out my presumptive/probable hypocrisy.
I found your comment about the Hall Arts Garage HILARIOUS! Â I also
park in that garage and have encountered similar situations. Â On
behalf of the non-D staffers I have to say that we all think that it
is the Chase guys that do it.
My suggestion to solve this inconvenience is that we post a sign in
the tunnel leading to the elevator that says “hold elevator for me if
I am across this point.”
On this point, I am sure that you have greedily pressed the close door
button and not looked out to see if someone has entered the tunnel
behind you. Â We have all done it.
Of course, no one will want to wait a whole extra 20 seconds to let
someone enter the elevator that just reached the entrance to the
tunnel. Â And if they do hold the door open, they risk holding the door
for the next person that walks into the tunnel. Â So why not get in the
elevator, press your level button, and then quickly press the close
door button without even seeing if someone is behind you? Â Those that
miss the elevator will probably not even see your face in the 4
seconds it takes to close the elevator door. Â Most people just hide in
the corner of the elevator as the door closes. Â Really there is not a
win/win situation. Â Sadly, like so many other things in life, we need
a sign to establish the socially acceptable norm.
Basically, humanity is doomed.