9 Kinds of People You Encounter Inside Elevators
If your daily life requires you to travel up and down a building inside a stuffy 4-square meter cab, then this is for you. Working adults probably spend an average of 3 to 5% of their day-to-day inside elevators (more if you live in a condo!). So you’ll probably notice some of these personalities doing what they do best.
1. THE KARAOKE QUEEN
Silence s’il vous plaît. The queen will sing. She won’t do it loudly but you can’t help but notice her voice bouncing off the mirrored walls. We’re envious of your talent girl but seriously, why Geneva Cruz on a Monday morning? Why?!
2. THE WALKING SPEAKERS
We get it; you’re in the zone. Your extensive music selection takes you so high on a euphoric state and you don’t notice us. Sure. But dude, your headphone’s just too loud. We don’t need to be reminded about
“work, work, work, work, work, He say me have to work, work, work, work, work...”
3. THE LOUD GOSSIPERS
We don’t mean to eavesdrop on your juicy chika minute cuz our ears are stuck to our heads until we reach the top floor. I know you hate your boss and you want to poison your newly-promoted colleague but please, don’t say their names. Or better yet, just zip it.
4. THE SILENT KILLER
It’s like playing the wink murder game -nobody will admit. You can smell it. You can’t deny it. And people are probably fidgeting around to see who’s guilty. Just hold your breath and pretend it’s not happening. PS. The one who looks most annoyed is the real killer.
5. THE NOT-SO-SILENT KILLER
Oh let me guess what you had for breakfast, sir… Longganisa?! I don’t know you. Stay away from me.
6. THE MORNING PERSON
The Mister and Miss Congeniality of your early morning rush. Those who can’t help but smile, catch your attention, and chat you up about… wait for it… traffic! Yeah dude, I just spent 2 hours on the road and I-cannot-wait-for-the-love-of-coffee to talk to you about my morning road rage. You see my shades? I’m not officially awake yet. Snooze.
7. THE COMPLAINT DESK
This is my personal favourite. The colleague who says Hi and then complains about something or someone. I end up carrying a ton of baggage cuz he just feels so good about unloading his issues. Do keep your ears open and your smile pasted for these fellas. It pays to be nice. But sometimes I wonder, do I look like Mon Tulfo?
8. THE CAUSE OF DELAY
A group comes in and then holds the doors open sabay “Ano teh, sasabay ka ba? Ha? Ano na teh, biliiiiis. Hihihihi.” while everyone else is waiting inside with boiling red hot faces. Push. Them. Out. Now! Girls, you’re not cute.
9. THE SALESMAN
This is the one who comes in bringing a bag of goodies to offer. It could be seasonal fruit, glutathione tablets, and even panties and bras (yeah). It’s literally taking his elevator pitch to the next level. Classic.
I was hoping to write the 10th one but maybe you could help me out? Is there another type of person you notice inside elevators? Do chime in! Haha. 🙂