Maybe you've noticed that I talk about my little brother a lot. It's just that he always seems to be doing the exact opposite of what my mom tells us we should do to have good manners.
Like yesterday when we had an appointment and had to take the elevator. My brother ran ahead of us and was at the front of the line when the elevator came. There was a granny standing in front of us so when the elevator came, my brother ran in instead of waiting for the people on the elevator to come off first which is what you should always do. The granny was really slow getting into the elevator so by the time it was our turn, the elevator doors closed and away went my brother!
We ran around the corner and raced up the stairs to the third floor hoping he'd remember where we were supposed to go and get off there.
Lucky for him, he remembered and we found him right outside the elevator doors. I'm not sure if he just got scared or that he figured he was going to get into trouble but he was crying. My mom didn't stay mad for too long though, I think she felt bad because he was crying so before we went into our appointment we sat on the bench and talked about riding the elevator!
Always stand in line for an elevator and no budding, especially in front of someone old or if a lady is pregnant or has a stroller. If no one has pressed the 'going up' or 'going down' button, you can do it but only once. When the elevator doors open, you have to wait for the people coming off to exit first, then you walk into the elevator safely without pushing or running. Also, don't forget to stand with your family or whoever else you are with so that you don't get separated or lost.
Inside the elevator, check to make sure the button for the floor you are headed to has been pressed (it will usually look lit up if it has been pressed already) and if it hasn't, press it but only once.
Don't press buttons for other floors unless someone else riding the elevator has asked you to. Stand still and don't jump up and down. The elevator is not a playground and if it stops suddenly, someone could get hurt or you could be stuck in there. Watch the numbers on top of the elevators doors and when you get to your floor, wait for the doors to open up.
Allow those old people, pregnant ladies and parents with strollers to get off first. Then calmly exit the elevator and away you go!