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Do You Push the Elevator Button More Than Once?

MrsB 2012/09/07 20:00:00
PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
Nope. Just once.
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  • zionosphere 2012/09/08 14:40:53
    Nope. Just once.
    zionosphere
    +7
    Sometimes I watch someone at a crosswalk push the button, then push it again after a second. Then push it again. And again. And again, and again. Beep-boop beep-boop beep-boop. As if they can short-circuit the whole green-yellow-red light loops for the cars by sheer willpower.

    I found myself watching one recently and thinking, 'for each time you push that button, we subtract 5 IQ points'. They probably had an IQ of 60 by the end.

    People-watching can be a real laugh. (^▽^)

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  • Cricket 2012/09/08 18:58:33
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    Cricket
  • Lady 2012/09/08 18:12:46
    Nope. Just once.
    Lady
    +4
    but sometimes an elevator button can become a stress reliever elevator button and stress relief
  • ...Kat... Lady 2012/09/08 23:49:22
    ...Kat...
    +1
    I think the guy who wrote this needs some counseling... Just from a personal perspective. Lol...
  • gone i guess 2012/09/08 17:29:14
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    gone i guess
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/09/08 17:18:18
    Nope. Just once.
    Inquisitve Kat
    +3
    But, I push the "close doors" button, the moment I push the floor button.
  • amoobrasil Inquisi... 2012/09/08 19:22:26
    amoobrasil
    +2
    Me, too, Inquisitive, but I do so because in some elevators that button works!
  • Carlo 2012/09/08 16:51:51
    Nope. Just once.
    Carlo
    +1
    Unless it the close door button.
  • XCloudPandaX 2012/09/08 16:38:30
    Nope. Just once.
    XCloudPandaX
    +1
    erm..i dont really like getting on elevators >.<
  • IOWA 2012/09/08 15:40:11
    Nope. Just once.
    IOWA
    +2
    If you push your desired floor button and the door close button at the same time, the doors will close sooner.
  • meltrab9194 2012/09/08 15:02:09
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    meltrab9194
    +1
    only when i feel its not coming fast enough for what ever reason
  • knoodelhed 2012/09/08 14:52:14
    Nope. Just once.
    knoodelhed
    +2
    I might push the >|< or <|> if it was slow.
  • zionosphere 2012/09/08 14:40:53
    Nope. Just once.
    zionosphere
    +7
    Sometimes I watch someone at a crosswalk push the button, then push it again after a second. Then push it again. And again. And again, and again. Beep-boop beep-boop beep-boop. As if they can short-circuit the whole green-yellow-red light loops for the cars by sheer willpower.

    I found myself watching one recently and thinking, 'for each time you push that button, we subtract 5 IQ points'. They probably had an IQ of 60 by the end.

    People-watching can be a real laugh. (^▽^)
  • amoobrasil zionosp... 2012/09/08 19:23:55
    amoobrasil
    +2
    Nice response, zionosphere. I would add that I am among those whose IQ has suffered. We damage only ourselves when we fail to see the humor in much that we do.
  • ...Kat... zionosp... 2012/09/08 23:52:26
    ...Kat...
    +2
    lol I don't even see the point in those buttons. They don't seem to help at all!!!
  • AskZilla zionosp... 2012/09/09 22:09:14 (edited)
    AskZilla
    +1
    I don't think that when I see kids doing it, but when I see adults repeatedly pushing those crosswalk buttons, it does make me wonder what their IQ is.

    Many people aren't too bright, especially judging from the responses to the Natural Organic farming vs farming with synthetic pesticides on here.
  • zionosp... AskZilla 2012/09/10 17:15:01
    zionosphere
    I couldn't agree with you more about the 'debate' on organic foods. That study and the media orgy afterward were a sad bit of stagecraft. If they can convince people that toxic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, artificial growth hormones, GMOs, irradiation and dyes are just as healthy as organic, then they can really convince them of anything.
  • AskZilla zionosp... 2012/09/11 20:54:59
    AskZilla
    But how can it be, that people are that stupid or ignorant?
  • Darr247 zionosp... 2012/09/10 23:00:38
    Darr247
    +1
    Actually, the crosswalk buttons don't make the traffic lights change at all... it just makes the Walk light come on when the traffic lights parallel to the crosswalk turns green. If you don't push the button, the signal stays on Don't Walk.
  • MrsB Darr247 2012/09/10 23:02:52
    MrsB
    You are the knower of all things buttons! I know who to go to the next time I have a question!
  • AskZilla Darr247 2012/09/11 21:03:18
    AskZilla
    +1
    That is true and not true. If no cars ever came the opposite direction, and you pushed the crosswalk button, it would cause the round spot traffic lights and crosswalk sign to change
  • zionosp... Darr247 2012/09/12 00:36:04
    zionosphere
    I've been at lights as a driver, and as a passenger, where someone hops out of the car to push the crosswalk button to speed up a light change, as either the road sensor is broken, or someone in roadworks has an evil sense of humour. It's not common, but they are out there.

    Their function varies from city to city, neighbourhood to neighbourhood. This is a quote that somewhat accurately represents how they work here:

    "The buttons on the one-ways work at night, but not during the day. The traffic lights on these streets are on a fixed cycle during the day. Because of traffic congestion problems they don't want pedestrians breaking up that cycle, so the buttons are disabled. The walk/don't walk signals cycle regularly along with the traffic signals.

    From late night to early morning (don't know the precise hours), the traffic lights on the one-ways switch to "always green", and only change if there is a car stopped at the red on a cross street, or if a pedestrian pushes the button.

    At the exceptional 2-3 major intersections on "Main Street" that have pedestrian buttons, the buttons don't alter the traffic signal pattern, they simply cause the appropriate pedestrian signal to change to "walk" at the appropriate point in the regular light cycle. These are intersections with somewhat c...



    I've been at lights as a driver, and as a passenger, where someone hops out of the car to push the crosswalk button to speed up a light change, as either the road sensor is broken, or someone in roadworks has an evil sense of humour. It's not common, but they are out there.

    Their function varies from city to city, neighbourhood to neighbourhood. This is a quote that somewhat accurately represents how they work here:

    "The buttons on the one-ways work at night, but not during the day. The traffic lights on these streets are on a fixed cycle during the day. Because of traffic congestion problems they don't want pedestrians breaking up that cycle, so the buttons are disabled. The walk/don't walk signals cycle regularly along with the traffic signals.

    From late night to early morning (don't know the precise hours), the traffic lights on the one-ways switch to "always green", and only change if there is a car stopped at the red on a cross street, or if a pedestrian pushes the button.

    At the exceptional 2-3 major intersections on "Main Street" that have pedestrian buttons, the buttons don't alter the traffic signal pattern, they simply cause the appropriate pedestrian signal to change to "walk" at the appropriate point in the regular light cycle. These are intersections with somewhat complex systems of left-turn lanes on "Main Street", but none on the cross streets, and it might not be obvious when it's safe to cross simply by watching the traffic lights."



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  • lizzle13a 2012/09/08 14:20:31
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    lizzle13a
    +3
    Button button button button button button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • Brian Griffin 2012/09/08 12:58:39
    Nope. Just once.
    Brian Griffin
    +1
    But I normally take the stairs. I'm scared of elevators just in-case I get stuck in it.
  • AskZilla Brian G... 2012/09/09 22:11:17
    AskZilla
    I take the stairs, cause they're usually faster, and normally there are fat waddling human whales in the elevator that are hard not to bump into
  • Brian G... AskZilla 2012/09/10 15:55:03
    Brian Griffin
    LOL true xD
  • AskZilla 2012/09/08 12:19:53
    Nope. Just once.
    AskZilla
    +1
    Pushing it more than once doesn't do anything, whether it's an analog or digital switch. The same can be said for the crosswalk signals
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/09/08 10:29:52
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    Cunning Stunts
    +2
    The stop button is my favourite.I consider it trolling in real life.
  • ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣ 2012/09/08 06:55:43
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣
    +1
    I do it when I'm going to a quick floor, and press the buttons in a pattern :3 and hopefully the next person to get on the elevator has a nice ride down or up X)
  • ...Kat... ♣Tanor ... 2012/09/08 23:53:18
    ...Kat...
    +1
    ahaha xD
  • diana fuentes 2012/09/08 05:41:32
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    diana fuentes
    +1
    i push the button like 100000 times im a very impatient!!!!smh
  • Herbtheman 2012/09/08 03:35:28
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    Herbtheman
    +1
    sometimes
  • Katara 2012/09/08 03:22:30
    PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS!!
    Katara
    +5
    Hyperactive fingers...
  • TooSweet 2012/09/08 02:03:47
    Nope. Just once.
    TooSweet
    +1
    Any more than one time would be redundant.
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/08 01:40:21
    Nope. Just once.
    Sister Jean
  • AvK 2012/09/08 01:39:06
    Nope. Just once.
    AvK
    +2
    I'm a lot more likely to take the stairs. Most of the time it's faster, but also it's nice when there are windows to look out of.
  • amoobrasil AvK 2012/09/08 19:25:01 (edited)
    amoobrasil
    +2
    Good for you, AvK! Now almost 70, I know that I would have benefited by opting for the free Stairmaster.
  • AvK amoobrasil 2012/09/08 19:26:15
    AvK
    +2
    haha yea maybe I'll make it to 70 and still be hopping up and down the stairs :D
  • amoobrasil AvK 2012/09/08 19:36:11
    amoobrasil
    +2
    I have a blind friend, 72, who does just that. Stay healthy, AvK, in mind, spirit, and body--at least to the extent divine providence may allow.
  • AvK amoobrasil 2012/09/08 19:40:03
    AvK
    +1
    Thanks, mate! I will for sure :)
  • MIRANDDAAA :) 2012/09/08 01:37:29
    Nope. Just once.
    MIRANDDAAA :)
    +2
    I only push it once because I'm kind of a germaphobe.

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