We were on the fifth floor of Myer today and needed to go to the basement level. Rather than use the escalators, we used the lift. There must have a lot of people up looking at tech stuffs on the sixth floor as the lift was nearly full when it arrived going down. Room for us was made. The lift stopped at the fourth floor but the family with a pram realised they could not fit in.
A grandmother pointed out to grandson, look at the screen, and you can see the floor number.
We arrived at ground floor, R stepped out to let people out and no one moved. There was a bloke with a pram effectively blocking most people's exit, but still no one moved. Suddenly it dawned and they all left the lift leaving R and myself to go one level lower to the basement. What is wrong with people? The lcd screen said ground, the lift indicator said ground floor and the audio announcement said ground floor. Idiots!
After the lift cleared, it then filled up with people wanting to go up, when the lift was going down. Oh, we are going down first, was the cry. Myer lifts are very good, almost made for idiots and I can't imagine how they could made more 'user friendly', but still people struggle.
God save me. As the old expression goes, it is enough to drive you to drink and as R makes kedgeree for dinner, I may just pour us a large one each.
Ok, I will be a bit charitable. I use lifts a lot. I understand them. But are they really so hard to use or understand for novices?