I will admit, the elevators in Sellery Hall were programmed by a retard who clearly couldn’t make any efficient decisions about traffic flow. Nevertheless.
Dumb people in my residence hall: learn to use elevators. It’s embarassing to stand next to you.
When you are in the hall, and want to go, say, down, you press the down button. The little LED in the button lights up to let you know that the elevator is being called. Now you wait for the doors to open. Meanwhile, you can watch on the little 7-segment display (+ two arrows) and see where the elevator is right now. When it gets to your floor, the doors open, and one of two things should happen next. 1) You get in, the doors close, and you descend. 2) You wait in the hall, the doors close, and the elevator goes farther up before coming back to get you.
I don’t think it gets much easier than that. So, alright, there’s the question of “Should I get in, or not?” Well, lets observe all the indicators and see if we can make an informed decision.
1) If the elevator is going to go down, the little arrow in the 7-segment floor number display will point, guess what?, DOWN. If it’s going to go up, the little arrow will point ::gasp:: UP.
2) If the elevator is going to go in the direction that you want it to, then the little LED inside the button you pressed turns off, because the elevator is here for you. If the little light stays lit, then this elevator is not answering your call.
Did that seem confusing to anyone? It’s just an elevator. You’ve all used them. SO WHY ON EARTH CAN PEOPLE NOT FIGURE THIS OUT? Stop getting in the elevator when you know it’s going to go the wrong way, and then complaining about it. Look before you make a fool of yourself, and waste our time.
Please. I could have taught my cats to do this. (I’m not kidding… they knew how to open doors, just couldn’t grip the handles tightly enough with their paws)