It is really irritating encountering people who do not have the courtesy of holding the elevator door open for others. I live in an apartment where we have to use the elevator daily and countless of times I encounter these "elevator offenders" when they either walk right to the end of the lift not bothering to hold the door open and stare at you blankly (some even pretend to look elsewhere) when as you are just about to walk in, the door just closses. And there have been times when they just pushes the close button the minute they get in. And there you are scambling to get the door open and they just ignore you. Isn't it just so annoying , especially if you are laden with heavy duty groceries.
There is these one particular lady who is the queen of elevator offenders...Oh how she just riles me up...Once, I had bagsfull of heavy groceries...and we were standing side by side at the elevator...when the door opened she quickly walked right in first and she stood beside the elevator buttons....Now, she never even bothered to get her stubby little fingers to push the open button....Just stood there..looking at me trying to stumble in with heavy groceries that seemed to be almost pulling my arms out of it's socket (Incidentaly, why do the cashiers at carrefour always loads all the heavy stuff in one plastic bag??) And then...the lift door started closing in on me as I was halfway in...I did not have a free hand to push any buttons or stop the lift...so I had to do this embaressing maneuver using my buttocks by sticking it way way out and pushing the lift door open...and yet she did nothing to help me...neither did she push the open button.Just staring at me.. some of my canned items went rolling down onto the elevator floor and with the god given mighty strenght of my butt, managed to get inside the lift...I put my groceries down and pushed my floor number and started picking up my cans of longan and green peas...while seething with anger and not to mention embaressment of my butt maneuvering skills ( and my butt was hurting too from holding the lift door open) And then, she tried acting all friendly saying "Wah, pergi shopping ke? Banyak barang you beli"...Oh heaven help me, I almost wanted to throw my can of longan at her!! Incidentally, this was the third time I had encountered her and each time she'd walk in not caring if you can get into the elevator or not.
Really, it may be a small matter..you can always wait for another lift..but I find it just so rude and uncalled for...WHY CANT SOME PEOPLE BE DECENT ENOUGH TO WAIT FOR OTHERS TO GET INTO THE ELEVATOR??? ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE JUST 1 STEP BEHIND YOU??? WHY!!