41 Fun things to do in an elevator / a lift…

1. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, ‘Shut up, dammit, all of you just shut UP!’

2. Whistle the first seven notes of ‘It’s a Small World’ incessantly.

3. Sell Girl Scout cookies.

4. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.

5. Shave.

6. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: ‘Got enough air in there?’

7. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.

8. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

9. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.

10. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.

11. 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.

12. Do Tai Chi exercises.

13. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: ‘I’ve got new socks on!’

14. When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back, ‘Oh, not now, damn motion sickness!’

15. Meow occasionally.

18. Frown and mutter ‘gotta go, gotta go’ then sigh and say ‘oops!’

19. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.

20. Sing ‘Mary had a little lamb’ while continually pushing buttons.

21. Holler ‘Chutes away!’ whenever the elevator descends.

22. Leave a box between the doors.

23. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.

24. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers ‘through’ it.

25. Start a sing-along.

26. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask ‘is that your beeper?’

27. Play the harmonica.

28. Say ‘Ding!’ at each floor.

29. Lean against the button panel.

30. Say ‘I wonder what all these do’ and push the red buttons.

31. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.

32. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your ‘personal space.’

33. Bring a chair along.

34. Blow spit bubbles.

35. Pull your gum out of your mouth in long strings.

36. Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.

37. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.

38. Wear ‘X-Ray Specs’ and leer suggestively at other passengers.

39. Stare at your thumb and say ‘I think it’s getting larger.’

40. If anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler ‘Bad touch!’

41. Turn towards the back of the elevator and facing everyone. If they face forward, yell “ASS TO ASS!!”

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