Thursday, March 06, 2008

Going Down

The elevators in my building have been undergoing renovations, and the first one reopened yesterday. It has fancy new buttons and shiny new LEDs showing each floor. And the elevator actually stops dead even at each floor- there's none of that 1/2" gap that makes you trip when you step out. This is all well and good, but they added another feature as well: it talks.

The elevator (I'll call her "Ellie") announces each floor she stops at, and also tells you which direction she's going after every stop. Ellie has a weird female Boston-British-robot voice. She says "Go-wing doiwn". And she's too loud. I keep wanting to say back "inside voice!" I know better than to get involved with Homeowner Association politics, so I'm hoping other people complain and that we put a muzzle on Ellie. (yes, I'm one of those people who wants "other people" to fix things.)

Before anyone suggests "you should just take the stairs", you should know that I live on the 16th floor. So Ellie and I will be spending a lot of time together.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

Permanent link

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by