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Elevators are a lot of fun when you rarely use them

Remember when you were a kid, riding the elevator up and down, amazed by the magic column of buttons that took you wherever you wanted to go?

I work on the fourth floor of an office building, and whenever I step onto the elevator in the basement, and am magically transported 4 full stories, I get a little nostalgic.  I know this may be a little unconventional, but when I decide to use the elevator, I’m always amazed…

For the most part, I take the stairs.  It seems irrational to get into a box and use electricity to lift me four floors when my body is entirely capable of doing in myself.  In fact, it’s awesome for my body every time I choose the stairs.  The first time I did it, I got a little winded, but now I can scurry up them like a champ.  Why wouldn’t I build great exercise like that into my day?

Sometimes I see others waiting at the first floor for a lift up, and I say hi as I walk past them to the stairs.  They sometimes do a double take when I pass them again as they are stepping out of the elevator on the fourth floor

 I am always confused when I’m walking with coworkers, and they want to take the elevator down two floors!  Every time I laugh a little on the inside about how ridiculous their choice is and go along with them (so as not to seem rude).  I hop on the elevator with them and enjoy the experience.

So anyway, the point is that if you rely on yourself to accomplish stuff most of the time, easy and mindless activities like riding an elevator can even become treats on occasion. 

 

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