Let me first start by admitting that I have elevator rage syndrome. If my office was not on the 10th floor, I would not use the elevator. In fact, I’ve even taken all 10 flights to avoid the elevator or gotten off somewhere around five and walked the rest of the way. I absolutely hate having to start on the ground level, stop on the 2nd for those who come in from a parking deck, then hit every other floor between 2 and 10 because someone refuses to take one or two measly flights of stairs. Now, I completely understand that some people have physical handicaps that prevent them from taking stairs. They are excused. But I would venture to say that most of the people refusing to walk the stairs are perfectly capable and taking a flight or two would do them some good.
Seriously…are we such a lazy society that we would rather wait 5 minutes for an elevator than just take the stairs? Apparently the answer is yes. So, here’s a thought provoking quote that sums it all up:
“A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time — pills or stairs.” ~ Joan Welsh
I challenge anyone who reads this to take the stairs. You’ll give your heart rate a boost while working your legs and rear end. Who knows, you may even inspire others to give it a go.