This is a humorous and sarcastic blog written by a paralegal in a mid-sized law firm in a mid-tier market. The goal is to share some of the pitfalls and foibles encountered in my own day-to-day experiences. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments. Complaints, not so much :)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thought of the Day - Elevator Etiquette and Morning People
I work in a large building with too few elevators. As a result, I inevitably have to share the elevator every morning with people from another floor. Not usually a problem, until they violate Elevator Etiquette Rule #1 - No Talking! What pisses me off are the types who insist on making banal chit-chat with total strangers regardless of how un-interested I appear. After the third or fourth non-syllabic grunted response to your comments, JUST SHUT UP!!! It's nothing personal, I'm simply not a morning person. Just because you are, it doesn't give you the inalienable right to expect that I be just as chipper, cheerful and chatty at 7:30 AM. I'll be quiet and polite, but don't expect intelligible conversation before 10:00 AM. Again, it's nothing personal, just the way I operate.