July 14th

The Elevator: Part I

I don’t hold the elevator. Sue me. In fact, if I see people coming, I hit the close button. Because I’m always in a rush, and if I wait for them, 10 more people come in and they all stop at floors before mine, because mine is the highest. And I’m late anyway so the 10 stops will make me 3 minutes later and prevent me from getting my first cup of Starbucks. I am also claustrophobic. In fact, if too many people come in, I get out. Really. Body heat bothers me. People telling me their life stories through their continued cell phone conversations REALLY bothers me. I don’t give a crap if they are going out that night with some hot guy even if I’m not. So, I start talking loudly… to myself. I don’t even bother with my cell phone. Let them think it’s Bluetooth. And then they see that I don’t have one, so they think they are with a crazy person and they get real silent. Finally, you asshole.So, I don’t hold the elevator.

Except, when the little old lady with the walker takes 15 minutes to get to the elevator. Her, I hold it for. Because I want someone to hold it for me when I have the walker.

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On July 17th, 2008 at 7:43 am, Complot said:


I found your Blog trough soveryalone’s site. You have a lovely website.

Even if I try to keep my space during the rush hours, specially when I’m using the Metro, I think it’s impossible. I live in Paris where the RER (which is the main line) is the most crowded and used of the world. amazing but true…so you can imagine how difficult is to deal with that. Summer doesn’t help for such purpose.

If you feel claustrophobic in the elevators, how do yo feel in the NYC subway?

Sorry in advance for my level of English, I’m not a native speaker or writer.

I look forward for the sequels of this post.

On July 17th, 2008 at 8:29 am, Lara said:

Hi- I HATE NY subways. which is why I am broke paying for TAXI’s which is why you see my always complaining about taxis! Which is ALSO why I live 7 blocks from where I work.

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