||[Nov. 16th, 2005|01:43 am]
This is a little section I like to call "Movies to see this weekend." But first, here's a short interjection about a chode!|
So I had just parked my car in the parking garage and was heading toward the elevator on my way to work as a middle aged man (ah, my patented descriptor) held the door for me. I got inside and thanked him, and we both kind of stood there for a second. Since he was there first, it was on his head to press any buttons that may need pressing, and doing so myself would be against basic elevator etiquette. This put me in a kind of uncomfortable situation, as I noticed the 1st floor light wasn't lit. I waited for a second, giving him the benefit of the doubt, and after no movement, he pressed the button for the first floor, which I assumed he had done already. The clincher was that even after this, the light still wasn't lit. Maybe it was broken, I thought, and a moment later, however a moment longer than it usually takes, we were heading down. Good for us. Or so I thought: what I dreaded most had taken place and we stopped on simply a lower floor which was not the first. My greatest fears had been confirmed. He STILL hadn't pressed the button, even the second time, someone on a lower floor was simply heading down as well! What a chode. I mean really, It's one thing to miss the button once, but twice? And I couldn't say anything, I mean what kind of thing does it say to press the button after someone else fails at it twice? "I'm sorry that you're such a failure that you missed the button two times. Let me help you." That would have made for an immensely comfortable elevator ride. Maybe It would have landed me on his Christmas list. Regardless, I was just thankful we had more company and several more reasons (and bodies) to check the button.
Also, on a similar note, you know what I hate? When I'm heading down, and someone joins me, on the same floor or one en route, and they simply have to press the 1st floor button when they get on. Sure, it avoids the entire above situation altogether, but really, even after all that, I have a little more faith in my common man than to assume they can't press a simple button. I mean really, If you're getting in a down elevator with someone already in it, where did you think I was headed, buddy?
I hope you've enjoyed my elevator escapades. Here are the movies:
Walk the Line
Good Night and Good Luck
Capote (interested, but not entirely for some reason. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but there's a lack of motivation here)
The Squid And The Whale
Stealth...haha, just kidding! Sorry, Jamie Foxx.
I happen to be off Thursday (after 9ish), Friday, and Saturday if anyone is interested in accompanying myself and a couple friends.