Surely few people have stopped to think about the time that is spent each day inside an elevator. That is to say, different elevators, because during each day several of these devices are tested at work, at home or anywhere they go. In the end it adds a lot of minutes that are spent there, in a more or less reduced space, waiting for the machine to reach its floor. And, on many occasions, accompanied. It is almost a universal tradition of talking about time in the elevators, "hello how are you, it looks like it's going to rain". And then, look at the ground and silence. But inside an elevator you have to do more. For example, it is necessary to follow simple rules of urbanity that will make the moment more pleasant, or that, simply, will help the proper coexistence. Basic elements of education that, nevertheless, it never hurts to remember. Just in case.
Respect the spaces
Sometimes when the elevator reaches the floor, getting out of it becomes an obstacle competition in which it will be necessary to go dodging some passengers before reaching that goal. In short, a lack of respect. That is why, when the elevator stops, it will be necessary to try to stand aside or stick to the walls to facilitate the exit of the others. Of course, for that you have to be more or less attentive, which leads to the second point.
Keep in mind that there are other users
Because, although it sometimes does not seem like it, the space of the elevator is a small society in which there are a series of rules and codes to respect. And these can not be respected if they are not taken into account at all to the rest of the users of that, sometimes small, space. In other words, perhaps the lift is not the best time to go talking on the mobile phone, since the rest are probably not interested in such conversations (especially if you shout when talking on the phone). Even it is possible that it is not too bad to stop listening to the music at full volume by the helmets, so that the whirring asincopado that cuele among the breaths of everyone does not come from the headphones .. In this way not only proves Respect for others, but will be prepared to react when there is something to do ... how to get away.
Bags and backpacks on the ground
If you take a backpack when entering an elevator, take it off the shoulder and keep it attached to the body, even on the floor. It is not fair to occupy two spaces when only one is a body. Something similar happens with the bags, which will be much more bulky if they are held in the hands than if they lean on a corner of the elevator. Of course, as long as there is nothing in them that can stain the floor of the elevator, in which case they should be kept up, because hygiene is essential.
Caring for hygiene
At the time of downloading the trash, it really smells like trash. To avoid that smell remains impregnated forever in the elevator must try not to support the bag on the floor, because it can wet and stain the passenger compartment. What's more, maybe this would be a good time to go down a few floors by stairs.
If you wait for the elevator and there are people before, you have to respect the tail and not try to sneak. This is a rule of basic urbanity, but the reality is so much in demonstrating the opposite that the best thing is to try to remember it as many times as it is necessary. If someone arrives in the queue and is seventh in the queue and in the elevator only six enter, you have to wait.
Respect and give up the shift with education
Okay, there are exceptions to the above. Because it is necessary to follow a series of norms of good urbanity when waiting the turn in the elevator. Give the same to pregnant women, the elderly, people with reduced mobility or, in general, anyone who feels they may need to do this road before. Trying to do this naturally is much more bearable than grudgingly and grumbling.
Do not overwhelm the button
In a situation where you are expecting an elevator Astarlifts, this one arrives but is complete. You can understand frustration, but that should not make you miss the times. It is not necessary to press the button again until the elevator has closed its doors completely and started following its path. Otherwise the only thing that is achieved is that these doors reopen immediately, with a double consequence: it can disturb all those who are already inside the elevator and, furthermore, it is delaying the return of this, as well We will have to wait longer. Bad education only brings disadvantages.
Behave if you are the one in charge
In cases of large elevators, spaces where not all people reach the order buttons of the cabin, there will be special rules. And is that in these situations the user closest to those buttons should be in charge of transmitting the necessary orders to the machinery. In this way you would have to ask each person to enter which floor or stop the elevator in case it has already reached its destination. Also, be aware that the doors do not close while people are still coming in, so you should keep pressing the open button for as long as necessary.
Do not make sudden movements
There are many people who have aversion to enclosed spaces in general or to elevators in particular. Out of respect for them, you should try not to make sudden movements that could move the cab of the device. In general, it will be necessary to be as still as possible so as not to disturb the correct coexistence with the other users of the elevator.
There are people who spend the day reading, who always go down the street with a book or an open newspaper, who do not even lift their heads when they have a lamppost in front of them. They are thus, they have learned to move without needing to have the gaze fixed on the front. But the elevator is not a good place to enter with a newspaper unfolded or with an open book. It's a little time, just a bit, so it will not be a major effort to leave that reading for a few moments.
They are adorable, caring and man's best friends, but not all people like them. In fact there are many who are afraid of dogs, and it is not fair that they are locked in a small space with them. Apart from other considerations of hygiene or smell, this factor should suffice to think that the elevator is not always thought for pets. They will do some exercise by going up the stairs. They will thank you, and those who are afraid of these animals too.
The desire to get into the elevator makes many people try to jump into the cabin without waiting a second. Again it is a show of rudeness, plus a waste of time. Always leave time for those who are inside the cabin to leave, so that they can do it simply and naturally. Thus the process will be carried out with greater speed and will be easier and faster the incorporation to the interior.
Eating inside an elevator may be unpleasant for other users. By the smell of food, by its appearance, by the same vision of someone eating it. Not everyone likes the same things, and what seems appetizing to some can provoke arcades to the neighbor of the third. In addition, it is one of the worst customs that can be had.
Respect private space
Basically all these issues can be reduced to a single standard: respect others and their privacy. The elevator is a space in which people who do not necessarily know each other will share for a while a space of very close physical intimacy. In other words, it is normal that you are not always comfortable with the companions there.
It is polite, but discreet is the fundamental rule, although sometimes it is difficult not to appear distant. Anyway, it must be remembered that it is always preferable to appear something "stretched" to be heavy and overwhelming. Perhaps the elevator companions are not interested in hearing a joke or do not want to know the last details of Sunday's football game. And what seems fascinating to others may seem very boring. It is better to keep a distance of cordial education and everything will be well.