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Elevator etiquette 101

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13.06.2018

STEPHANIE MITCHELL

Last updated 17:09, June 13 2018

A few of the types of people you are likely to run into on an elevator ride.

OPINION: On Wednesday morning as I approached the elevator to make my seven floor journey up, a person already in the lift made direct eye contact with me and closed the door in my face.

I couldn't believe the audacity. I was running late, but that's beside the point, this goes against two very crucial parts of elevator etiquette - no eye contact and always hold the door when you see someone coming.

To me, elevator rides should be treated like a bank robbery. Get in, get out, no small talk. But for some reason there's always someone who doesn't play the internationally established rules and so a ride in the lift becomes an excruciating 30 seconds of being really, really uncomfortable.

Stuff reporter Stephanie Mitchell lifts the lid on elevator etiquette.

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This is at odds with what we see in movies and TV shows where........

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