Just A Little Peeve.

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By Jabo
@jaboUK (53411)
United Kingdom
May 10, 2016 1:51pm CST
I'm waiting for a lift (elevator) in a hotel etc. and someone comes along and presses the call button. Sheesh! Do they think I'm standing around just for fun? I try not to let my irritation show as I say "Funnily enough, I've already done that". It's the same when I'm waiting to cross the street at a pedestrian crossing - someone comes along and presses the already pressed button. Do they think I'm an idiot? Grrrr. Does this irritate you too?
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79 responses
@JolietJake (49812)
• United States
10 May 16
Maybe they just hope if they press it it'll work faster or some odd thing like that....or maybe you look like someone that just likes to stand around places doing nothing.
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
10 May 16
I was going to answer this way. Now I don't need to reply.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@JolietJake Perhaps I do look like a loiterer
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@JolietJake (49812)
• United States
10 May 16
@jaboUK "Whaddaya mean not doin' nothin'? I'm loitering as hard as I can!"
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@Fleura (7112)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
Of course you could wind people up by just standing by a lift and NOT pressing the button, and waiting to see whether other people come and wait too and the lift will never come...
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@Fleura Oh my - what a twisted mind you have.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 May 16
I like it!
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@Fleura (7112)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@JamesHxstatic Are you going to try it?
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@MALUSE (37821)
• Germany
10 May 16
I wouldn't describe myself as impatient and I don't think that all other people are idiots (some are, though), but occasionally I do that myself. Why? Search me.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@MALUSE Oh lol - you admit to doing it! Perhaps you think it will come faster if more people press it??
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@MALUSE (37821)
• Germany
10 May 16
@jaboUK I don't think that I think so much. I guess it's more an automatic gesture.
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
10 May 16
I would not know if you had pushed the Up or the Down button, so would push for my preference, having no desire to travel all the way to the ground floor just to go up 2 floors... Of course, this being a lift in the typically reserved UK, I'd never think to ask you if you've pressed Up or Down...
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@pgntwo But if there is only the one lift it would be irrelevant which one I'd pushed. It would do my bidding as I was the one who pushed first.
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
10 May 16
@jaboUK A mere detail, as if it went the opposite way to my intended direction of travel, I'd do another thing many in the UK like to do: complain, grumble and generally mutter under one's breath.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@pgntwo Instead of doing that it would be more practical to get in the lift with me, then press the opposite button once I'd got out. Probably be quicker than waiting for it to come back, as somebody else could have nabbed it before you
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• United States
10 May 16
No it does not irritate me so much as to read about these little things that people who are walking around in a fog anyway will do, we have to help them not het upset with them for being oblivious to things we already did . . .
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I don't get 'upset', I just get irritated - there is a difference.
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• United States
10 May 16
@jaboUK oh alright there is a difference . . .
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
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@cindiowens (3845)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
I think it is just our nature. Pressing it more doesn't make it come any faster.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@cindiowens Perhaps people press the button for the same reason that they climb Everest - because it's there!
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@vandana7 (62280)
• India
12 May 16
And we kind of get programmed into it...we might also be doing something like that in some other situations. Pre-occupation...and as pgntwo put it..may be not sure of the direction of the lift.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@vandana7 Yes, you could be right.
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@marlina (71213)
• Canada
10 May 16
Yes, it is one of my "pet peeves"
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@marlina Ha - you are on the same wavelength as me
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@marlina (71213)
• Canada
10 May 16
@jaboUK We should start a challenge about our "pet peeves
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@marlina There are certainly plenty of things for people to get peeved about
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@LadyDuck (146886)
• Switzerland
11 May 16
Yes Janet, I try not to roll my eyes or show my irritation, but I also hate when this happens. I also hate when people who have to go down press the up button and vice versa.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@LadyDuck There should be some sort of lift etiquette, shouldn't there? People just need to use their common sense.
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@LadyDuck (146886)
• Switzerland
11 May 16
@jaboUK I agree, they press the wrong button after you and then they pretend to go up first when you were in line before to go down.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
10 May 16
@jaboUK - Ms Janet - It would bother me a whole lot should they deign to use their left thumb to jab the lift button. Left thumbs always cause elevators to go in the opposite direction you desire for it to carry you. Left-Thumbers are abominations on two feet. May your day go up today - or down, if that is what you want it to do. Gus Kilthau
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@Ceerios Trust you to come up with a typically skewed way of looking things
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
11 May 16
Now, I learned something I did not know.
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
10 May 16
what irritates the heck out of me s when people getin t he elevator see Im trying to get inwith my walker and press the floor b utton and shut the bloody door in my face this really annoys me also the two thing you mentioned. I think that some people just do not think at all.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@Hatley Do people really do that to you Patsie? How very inconsiderate!
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
11 May 16
@jaboUK yes several peopole here do ut to anyboey whol is not actually half in the leevator
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@Hatley Sheesh, and presumably everybody is elderly? You'd think they would have learned some manners.
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@DianneN (73971)
• United States
10 May 16
Lol! It doesn't bother me, because most people are idiots! Lol!
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@DianneN Well you could be right, but I don't appreciate people thinking I am one of them
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@DianneN (73971)
• United States
10 May 16
@jaboUK I'm sure they don't, but........
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@allknowing (61550)
• India
11 May 16
I have seen your photo and you look normal to me
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@allknowing Thank goodness for small mercies!
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@allknowing (61550)
• India
11 May 16
@jaboUK What is important is that you think you are normal too (lol)
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@allknowing We always think we're normal, don't we? It's everybody else who's doo-lally!
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
10 May 16
I can see someone doing this. They probably think that if the button is repeatedly pushed, they will answer faster.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@akalinus I suppose that's how they think, but it still annoys me.
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
10 May 16
@jaboUK Getting annoyed will just send your blood pressure sky high and won't affect them at all.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@akalinus How very wise. Fortunately my blood pressure is on the low side
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@celticeagle (117159)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 16
I had never thought about this. Does it cause something to happen or what? I wouldn't let it irritate you.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@celticeagle No, it doesn't cause anything to happen - that's the point. Once the button is pressed, pressing again has absolutely no effect. And I'm sorry, but it does irritate me.
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@celticeagle (117159)
• Boise, Idaho
11 May 16
@jaboUK ....But, if they didn't see if you pushed it perhaps they just want to make sure. I never thought about it before.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@celticeagle Yes, but why do they think I'm standing there? Anyway, it's no big deal, that's why I titled this a 'little' peeve
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• Midland, Michigan
12 May 16
If the button is lit, then I'd assume you'd already pressed it, but some buttons don't stay lit up and I think it would be normal to press it upon arrival. It could be they think you are waiting for someone else to get off rather than you getting on perhaps? I'm not really sure. I do get irritated about silly things, but that's usually when I'm working and I shouldn't be letting my irritation show at all. Btw, this one brought to you by Debi Craton as she's not written anything new recently and I just got online again after a break.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@MarshaMusselman Whatever their reasons, it's still annoying. I mainly experience this sort of behaviour when staying in a hotel, and when I am there for a month it starts to grate when it repeatedly happens.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 May 16
@jaboUK hmm, are you on holiday at present perhaps? I've never stayed in a hotel for a month's time and when I stay for a week, I'm usually with others from all over the countryside and I don't notice who all might be pushing buttons. Although probably no one else is, for the hotel where we stay only has two to three floors.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@MarshaMusselman No I'm not on holiday at the moment.
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@ridingbet (46688)
• Philippines
12 May 16
and why on earth did they do that?
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@ridingbet Either because they are stupid, or they think I am
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@ridingbet (46688)
• Philippines
12 May 16
@jaboUK true, and i am laughing with your comment
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
@ridingbet That's good - I like to make people laugh.
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@BelleStarr (36949)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 May 16
lol Not as much as when they push their way on so they can push their floor number first!!
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@BelleStarr Lol - I seem to have opened a can of worms with lift etiquette
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@BelleStarr (36949)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 May 16
@jaboUK In the US no one has lift etiquette. Its every man for themselves lol trample the women!!
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@BelleStarr You are funny
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11 May 16
But, of course, THEY are all better button-pushers, and THEIR button-pushing always gets results. They always know better than everyone else.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@OldRoadsOnceTraveled Of course that must be the case - everyone is a better button pusher than me
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12 May 16
@jaboUK And since THEY are so much better at it than me, if they would just go ahead and do everything for me, we'd both be happy.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
12 May 16
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• United States
10 May 16
I check to see whether or not the light is on and for which direction, and then I will push it if needed. Sometimes the light does go out before the elevator gets there, though, so I might push it when it has already been pushed.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@purplealabaster Ok, that's fine. I'm really talking about people who either don't look to see if the light is on, or who push anyway.
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• United States
11 May 16
@jaboUK Maybe they are thinking about the delicious lunch they are about to have or extremely excited to go home and see their loved ones, so they just have to push that button to make the elevator come faster.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@purplealabaster Yup - that would be sure to make it come faster!
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@garymarsh6 (13204)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
They probably thought you were admiring the closed doors and it was your hobby! I hate being in the lift in the afternoons at work because they stop at every floor. I am not going to walk up 12 flights of stairs so these days I start from the top and work my way down!
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@garymarsh6 Lol - some hobby that would be! You have 12 floors? Wow. We were on the top floor of our hotel when we were in Spain, so that's where I experienced all this button pressing. It wasn't an option for my husband to walk up.
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@garymarsh6 (13204)
• United Kingdom
11 May 16
@jaboUK Funny thing is I hate heights but do not look out of the windows when I am up there!
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