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Q: Horrified looks in the elevator LOL

This happened today.

 

I was leaving my apartment, half way down the elevator's doors opened and there was a bunch of worker type locals, probably moving stuff for a new occupant because these people usually can't afford to live here anyway.

 

One of them thought he would play smart and said the typical "Hallo!" to me in the typical arrogant way.

I answered with "Guten tag" or Good day in German.

All three of them had horrified looks on their faces, they were paralyzed not knowing what to do,

 

Share your most recent elevator story wink

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I say 'Greetings' a lot, same deal, they just kind of look at me. It's like they didn't hear me correctly and for sure do not understand what I said, and to top it off, they have no idea how to reply.  It typically results in the awkward stare, avoidance stare, strange mumble routine. A mildly amusing introductory sequence for me ~

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Good call on the German.  I normally respond to Hallorassment with Arabic.

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Next time say G-Day

that confuses them wink

and yes if you really have to, through a shrimp on the Barbie no(Bloody Paul Hogan)

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I say 'Greetings' a lot, same deal, they just kind of look at me. It's like they didn't hear me correctly and for sure do not understand what I said, and to top it off, they have no idea how to reply.  It typically results in the awkward stare, avoidance stare, strange mumble routine. A mildly amusing introductory sequence for me ~

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reply in Japanese.  "Kah-nee-shi-waa".  since they/he is obviously trying to annoy you...better to return the favor.

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Nice thread, it’ll be fun to share elevator stories…  I got two!

It went like this, few days ago I was in my buildings elevator and a elevator stops at 12th floor and young 3-4yr old kid enters… the kid steps in, looks at me and leave a loud cry which last for exactly 3 seconds (he stops after his sees his Gmom (i think they were grandparents, looked very old))...  I could see drop of tear roll down his cheek within those 3 secs. His grandfather tries to load the electric bike in, and suddenly the door starts closing and hits the bike tyre, this kid starts to cry loudly for another 3 seconds… and stops, repeated twice within a minute, now all four of us and the electric bike are inside the lift. I look at the young dude, he is peeking at me from behind his Gmom, just for fun… I say “Hey”… and next second I regret doing it. He lets out another loud howl for another 2 second and shuts up… we reach 1st floor, his Gfather tries to take the bike out and hits the door at least 4 times, every time this kid lets out a loud cry for exactly 2 seconds and stops. I thought he was scared and just screaming, but he wasn’t, he was crying… I step back to let them pass first, the kid runs past his Gmom sits down on the floor in the building lobby and starts crying like the day he was born… I think the whole journey he was just trying to hold it in…

 

 

I live on the 18th floor, and my building has this annoying security feature, the elevator buttons do not work… there is electronic panel and every apartment is given a card for their respective floors, so you can’t visit any other floor then yours, and if you forget the card, walk through the fire escape… So, every time someone is visits me, I have to go down to 1st floor to pick them up…

Few weekends ago, I cooked some home country food and invited few friends (3 girls and two guys) to come over. As obvious, everybody arrived at a different time. There is this old dude who somehow kept meeting me in the elevator every time I’m picking up a friend, which happen to be a girl, every time he sees me, I was with a girl… I think he was probably moving in, I saw him every time with a bag… then I don’t know if he was impressed, but he gave me a thumbs up the last time he saw me, he also said something to my friend in Chinese, which my friend refused to tell me… but she laughed out loud when he said it... 

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