Saturday, September 15, 2007

definitely no farting

upon entering the lift ("elevator" for the 3 american readers) at UofL's hospital to visit an employee who just "hatched", i fixated on a sign instructing me to "remember elevator etiquette". my mind began boggling. categories could probably be divided into bodily functions; bodily fluids; personal space; verbal interactions with others (real, fictional, deceased); compulsive button pushing behaviours; nudity. i would really like to see the sign with an addendum or at least a couple of concrete bullet points. of course they would also have to be in braille.

two days later i found myself in another lift. this one did not have a "please remember" sign. it might explain the guy with a cane, trying to fart on marvin the martian.


for a more comprehensive list of do's and don'ts:
http://www.elevatorrules.com/

4 comments:

Happily Even After said...

I heart fart jokes. And pretty much anything funny having to do with bodily functions. You've got a bunch of posts up right now that are right up my (dirty, stinky, immature) alley. Bless you.

Jill said...

Funny on the etiquette sign! I remember in communications class I think the professor maybe taped off an area to represent an elevator and then had us watch as she asked people to "board". She pointed out how people shifted their positions when others "boarded" and sure enough, people almost always do it that way in real elevators. So I guess it's no surprise there would be a website dedicated to it, though I was indeed surprised. I'm more surprised at a sign that asks for etiquette it doesn't explain! I definitely would like a picture of that one!

disa said...

kindred spirits...farts are funny. whats so bizarre is that its random hit and miss as far as the signs being up there. im sure ive seen a coffee table book on signs, although maybe that was road signs. this could be your next assignment jill!!

Chrys Buckley said...

When my brother and I were younger, we definitely broke elevator etiquette! We especially loved to do this at hotels like Embassy Suites, which had see-through elevators. We'd go in, press all the buttons and get out. For some reason instead of going in order, the elevator went to the floors in the order we'd pused the buttons, so we watched people ride all over creation.

Yeah, I think I was like thirteen....

I also always loved jumping on elevators. I will hhave to try the farting thing, j/k.