Whenever you leave your house and step out into the world, there is always a set of rules that you must follow. There are appropriate things that you shouldn’t do at the workplace, restaurant etiquette, and many other unspoken regulations for how to process your day-to-day occurrences; but did you know that there are rules for riding an elevator as well? Unless you own a residential elevator, there is the possibility of sharing this small space with a lot of people. Commercial elevators often carry a significant number of people. You should always be considerate of others. Keep reading below to discover some funny and ethical elevator rules.
1) Always Face the Elevator Door
Staring into the face of a stranger could be awkward and uncomfortable.. Elevators tend to have a confined space anyway, therefore you want to give people as much space as possible. Also, if a dangerous situation happens on an elevator, you want to make sure that you can see What is happening.
2) How Do You Exit A Full Elevator?
The people that are standing closest to the door should always exit the elevator first. Even if it’s not their stop, they should allow room for the individuals that are getting off the elevator, so no one elbows each other or feels cramped. If you’re the person exiting, there’s nothing wrong with letting people know that your stop or floor is coming up so that they can shift themselves to allow you to exit the elevator smoothly.
When entering a full, commercial elevator, think about the process of getting on a train or bus. You always make room for those who are leaving the train or bus. The same rules apply to a commercial elevator.
3) Should You Hold the Door Open for People?
Compassion and courtesy are always ethical. If you’re alone or only a few people are riding the elevator, holding a door open makes sense especially if the person getting on is disabled or using a wheelchair. However, if there is a crowd of people riding the elevator, then the person may have to wait and this is to be expected.
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