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    1. Why do they insist on putting up those signs that say "In case of fire do not use elevator"? Wouldn't most people try to use water rather than an elevator? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do people press the elevator button more than once when they are in a hurry? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do people look at the door when they're in an elevator? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Have you ever wondered whether the building (and the world) go down when we take the elevator "up" to a higher floor? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why do elevators always travel in groups? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. When an elevator is illegally overloaded with passengers who is criminally responsible? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. How do they get the elevator into the elevator shaft? (Contributed by Jonathan)
    8. Why do passengers on elevators constantly rearrange their positions as people get on and off so there is at all times an equal distance between all bodies? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    9. When Elevator Companies build their own offices, do they use their own elevators? Or do they contract it out for the lowest price like every one else? (Contributed by Don Fowler)
    10. Why are there signs about using the stairs in case of fire...posted in the elevators? (Contributed by Eldridge Scales)
    11. When you go to use the elevator in your apartment building why is it never on your floor? (Contributed by Dedera)
    12. Does a crowded elevator smell different to a midget? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    13. If you were in an elevator and the cable snapped could you save yourself from dying by jumping up at the last second? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    14. Why do people whisper in elevators? (Contributed by Jenny Green)
    15. Why is it that whenever people try to leave an elevator other people are so desperate to get in that they block the way out? (Contributed by Shaggy Bob)
    16. Why do people believe that pushing an elevator button several times will make the car come quicker? (Contributed by Gregory Lam)
    17. Why is it that when you're riding in an elevator it always stops at every floor but nobody gets on or off? (Contributed by Guy Asa)
    18. Why are elevators in the UK called 'lifts'? Don't they also go down? (Contributed by Sandi)
    19. In Hong Kong the signs in elevators read 'WHEN there is a fire do not use the lifts'. Do they know something that we don't? Are fires a regular occurance in every building? (Contributed by Randy van der Woning)
    20. Why don't people talk in elevators? (Contributed by Conko)
    21. How come in elevators they have a button that reads 'Press for Emergency'? Why would anyone want an emergency when they are riding in an elevator? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    22. Why do people need to be 'guaranteed' that they won't be stuck in an elevator come Jan. 1 2000 when there is no guarantee that they won't be stuck there at any other time including right now? (Contributed by Don F.)
    23. How come the elevator always comes after you have put down whatever you were carrying? (Contributed by Don F.)
    24. Why is it that the guy who comes up behind you while you're waiting for an elevator presses the already lit button? Does he think he has magical powers that you didn't have when you pressed the button in the first place? (Contributed by dcoble)
    25. Why is there a sign in some elevators that reads 'Do not exit until doors open'? How else would you exit the elevators? (Contributed by Rakook)
    26. On the freight elevator door there is a sign that says 'Do Not Slam Door or Internal Damage Will Result'. Are they referring to the elevator door? Or are they implying that some security men might appear and beat me up? (Contributed by Don F.)
    27. Isn't one of the advantages of getting older the fact that elevator music will seem to get better and better? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    28. How come when you're in a crowded elevator with a friend, you get an uncontrollable urge to laugh? (Contributed by Mickie Ramos)
    29. Why can't we have transparent floors in elevators so we can see how high we are? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. If we elevate when going up on the elevator, then do we delevate when going down? (Contributed by Mary S.)
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