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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

It's going to be one of THOSE days.

I stepped into a full elevator this morning and pushed the button to the floor I needed. “That’s weird I’ve never seen anyone do that before,” the woman next to me commented. The man on my other side chimed in, “I thought the exact same thing--who does that?” Self consciously I asked what they meant. “You pushed the button with your thumb, rather than your finger!” At that point both reached forward and pushed the buttons to see which felt more natural. “Ewww, it feels so weird to push it with my thumb,” the woman exclaimed. “I agree. It feels completely unnatural,” the man replied.

At this point I wanted to sink into the floor, but instead pointed out I have crack thumb. They turned to one another, hoping the other would understand what I was talking about. I assured them I wasn’t a crack head, but a crackberry user. They had no idea what I was talking about and started looking nervous. I pulled out my phone and showed them when I’m using it I utilize my thumb rather than my fingers. “Ohhhhh, that makes sense. You’re one of THOSE people,” said the woman, unable to mask her contempt.

Rather than kicking her in the throat, I replied “Very much so, " and stepped off the elevator at the next floor. I continued on the stairs and decided from now on I’m a stair walker. Self-preservation and exercise trump all.

8 comments:

Dainon. said...

Everybody knows you don't talk to people in the elevator. It's one of those things you just know. Like talking to a guy in the bathroom. It's just not done. Silence is golden ... and expected.

Anonymous said...

Don't let it get to you. I'm guessing they were decrepid old folks who don't own cell phones.

thomas said...

You could've REALLY f*cked with their minds by facing THEM instead of the door on the way up...

72% geek said...

Don't let jerks like that get to you. I think its hot as hell you used your thumb instead. I would have thrown you up against the back of the elevator and kissed you. I like a girl who is the right amount of geek. Too geeky reminds me of pimply band nerds and no one wants that. I think you've got the right amount of geek.

I think I just hit on you. Is that ok?

Melliferous Pants said...

If that happens again you tell them it's because you have a highly contagious rash on your index fingers. Geez, I hate people!

Candace said...

Funny...you should take a look at my post today...we're so in sync sometimes, it's scary...

ak said...

interesting side effect of the Pearl. I'm still using the 'old' click wheel blackberry - I often get annoyed when I see people manipulating the thumb wheel with their index finger- so uncool.

y-intercept said...

As a person prone to pressing buttons with the elbow, I've taken to climbing the stairs specifically to avoid such awkward social moments.

That and any bit of exercise in the day is welcome.