Not in the Elevator, Please

August 14, 2012 ( – Sharing an elevator can feel like a violation of personal space, but even more so when other riders act strangely.

By Rebecca Moore | August 14, 2012
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While most people follow the standard elevator etiquette of facing forward and generally keeping to themselves, quite a few workers surveyed by CareerBuilder reported less-than-ordinary experiences while in transit.   

Workers shared the following real-life examples of weird behaviors they observed in work elevators: 

  • “Pantsing” a co-worker; 
  • Changing a baby’s diaper; 
  • Flossing teeth; 
  • Clipping fingernails; 
  • Fist fighting; 
  • Showing someone a rash and asking for a diagnosis; 
  • Moving the entire contents of a co-worker’s office into the elevator, including the desk; 
  • A woman with her arms full of papers using her head to keep the doors from closing on her; and 
  • Dancing throughout the ride.