For the last month or so, there has been a strike by the Elevator Repair Contractors (or whatever they’re calling themselves).
At first the strike annoyed me. I haven’t been able to discern what they’re actually striking for, and they’re picketing in front of my office. They are blocking traffic, both pedestrian and auto, and causing issues with the shipping aspects of my job.
In general, a pain in the ass.
It’s been at least a month, and I’ve just realized 2 things:
1. The elevators are working perfectly.
2. In most high-rises, the elevator cars are double-decker. To get to my odd-numbered floor, I have to go down to the concourse to get a car that will stop at my floor. The ground floor car will NOT get me to my office. Since the strike started the building has removed this feature. The ground floor car will now stop at all floors, not just the even-numbered ones. This means that I don’t have to go downstairs to go upstairs. I like this.
So guys – Keep up the strike!
Although I have to say, the danger of a strike is that the populace appreciates your not working. So yeah, ummm, good luck.