Is there any aspect of life more tenuous than the daily elevator ride.
Ascending a seemingly endless series of levels in a confined space, surrounded by a mob cold, lifeless faces. You try to turn away from them only to find their reflection staring back at you. And that silence. That deafening silence the refused to be unbroken by another human voice. Any noise, be it merely a sneeze or cough, feels forbidden. Of course, music may be playing overhead, but, let's face it, who is really listening to that?
The only known escape of this crippling sensation is the ding, breaking the silence and signaling that you have finally reached your destination. Never is sitting down to endure your work load so satisfying. Dear Lord, how sad is that?
Is there any way to break this unrelenting awkwardness? Twitter may have found a few solutions to #BreakTheIceInAnElevator, such as...
Explore the different worlds that exist on each floor!
A chance for romance?
Tip: rig the scale to make everyone "too heavy" and earn your own personal express ride.
"...Someone has murdered the missing passenger, and all of you are suspects!"
Or, try this one:
Of course, pulling that trick could result in this...
If you can't break the ice, break some bones.
Because that music has to be good for something.
What do you think is a good way to #BreakTheIceInAnElevator? Let us know in the comments below!