Elevators, Fifty Fun Things To Do In

Elevators, Fifty Fun Things To Do In
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A Boring Place Made More Enjoyable
2R87
1994/05/24
Means Of Transportation For The Earth-Confined Hitchhiker

Author:
Alan R. Meiss

Date:
1994/05/24


1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
2. Blow your nose and offer to show the contents of your kleenex to other
   passengers.
3. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Shut up,
   dammit, all of you just shut UP!"
4. Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly.
5. Sell Girl Scout cookies.
6. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the
   elevator.
7. Shave.
8. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: "Got
   enough air in there?"
9. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator.  Wear yours
   upside-down.
10. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without
    getting off.
11. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open,
    then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
12. Lean over to another passenger and whisper: "Noogie patrol coming!"
13. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask
    them to call you Admiral.
14. One word:  Flatulence!
15. On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open
    until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the
    bottom.
16. Do Tai Chi exercises.
17. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce:
    "I've got new socks on!"
18. When at least eight people have boarded, moan from the back: "Oh, not
    now, damn motion sickness!"
19. Give religious tracts to each passenger.
20. Meow occasionally.
21. Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
22. Frown and mutter "Gotta go, gotta go," then sigh and say "Oops!"
23. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
24. Sing "Mary had a little lamb" while continually pushing buttons.
25. Holler "Chutes away!" whenever the elevator descends.
26. Walk on with a cooler that says "human head" on the side.
27. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one
    of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.
28. Burp, and then say: "Mmmm... tasty!"
29. Leave a box between the doors.
30. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.
31. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers "through" it.
32. Start a sing-along.
33. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask: "Is that your beeper?"
34. Play the harmonica.
35. Shadow box.
36. Say "Ding!" at each floor.
37. Lean against the button panel.
38. Say "I wonder what all these do" and push the red buttons.
39. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
40. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the
    other passengers that this is your "personal space."
41. Bring a chair along.
42. Take a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: "Wanna see
    wha in muh mouf?"
43. Blow spit bubbles.
44. Pull your gum out of your mouth in long strings.
45. Announce in a demonic voice: "I must find a more suitable host body."
46. Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.
47. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
48. Wear "X-Ray Specs" and leer suggestively at other passengers.
49. Stare at your thumb and say "I think it's getting larger."
50. If anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler "Bad touch!"

Subtitle: 
A Boring Place Made More Enjoyable
Factuality: 
Real
PGG Author: 
Alan R. Meiss
PGG Number: 
2R87
PGG Date: 
1994/05/24
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