Monday, February 22, 2010
Does the Elevator 'Close Door' Button actually work?
Yeah, I'm talking about you, special button on the elevator that stares at me, inviting me to press you, yet to be FOOLED by you once again!
After multiple attempts in my life to close elevator doors, I have come to the conclusion that the 'Close Door' button does not actually work.
NEVER ONCE have I experienced a CD button that actually began the process of shutting the door.
Yet, in my quest to get where I am going faster, I fall for it's little game; deceiving me into thinking that I am in control!
Patience, Paul, patience!
You would think that I would just give up and stop pressing the darn thing, right? However, in the back of my mind...oh, who am i kidding....in the FRONT of my mind there is always the "What if?"
What if it actually works this time???
You know the situation: You get in the elevator, and hear your Boss coming from down the hall. You know that you have been procrastinating hardcore on getting that report/project done and do not want to have the uncomfortable conversation. Close Doors, Close Doors, press harder, again, again, press!
Or this: You get in the elevator, but reeeaaaallly have to pass gas. So, you assess the situation and decide that it is safe to Fart away!
Then...you hear footsteps. DAMN! Close Doors, Close Doors, press harder, again, again, press!
I dont know.
Clearly, associated learning didn't work too well with me! I need my own version of a Pavlov's Dog experiment.
However, until that button starts actually 'shocking' me to dissuade me from touching it, I will probably always fall for the 'close door' button's evil scheme!