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How Do Elevators Work?

So I park in the garage next to my office and I generally park on a lower level. This does not require me to use the elevator, but most days I do (the stairwell smells and sometimes people are really slow in there). So if you want to go down on the elevator you press the down button and use the up button to go, well, up.

I walk up to the elevator and press the down button. Some days I walk to it with one of my co-workers, who parks on an upper level. She will press the button to go up AFTER I press the down button. The elevator comes and it is going up. Today she wasn’t with me but, the elevator came and went up for someone else. I waited and watched the progress of the elevator, someone showed up and pressed the up button. The other elevator decided it should start working and it came and was going up! Finally, the other elevator came and went down, but seriously?!?!

Aren’t elevators supposed to be fair? I know that life isn’t fair and all of that, but come elevators play nice.

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