Why You Should Take the Stairs

Elevators would be more fun if you got to program both sides.  At work, we have elevators that have no buttons in them.  Instead, there’s a pad outside the elevator where you punch in the number you want and it tells you which elevator to go to.  There is some fancy energy-efficient elevator algorithm behind this.  It mostly seems like malarkey, but it does prevent you from ever having to stop more than five times, which is nice.  And critically important since there are only 8 floors, and those three you don’t hit are necessary for preventing extreme elevator rage.

When you press your floor, the elevator assumes you want a lift from your floor to whatever floor you selected.  But it would be way better if you could also decide what floor you wanted it to open up on for picking somebody up.  That way, up on nine, I could send lots of elevators to lots of other floors, and people would think we had ghosts.


One thought on “Why You Should Take the Stairs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s