Fifty Fun Things to do in an Elevator
race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other
passengers that this is your “personal space.”
painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: “Shut up, dammit, all of you just shut
the first seven notes of “It's a Small World” incessantly.
Girl Scout cookies.
- On a
long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: “Got enough
air in there?”
name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act
embarrassed when they open by themselves.
over to another passenger and whisper: “Noogie patrol coming!”
everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to
call you Admiral.
the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until
you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go “plink” at the bottom.
- Do Tai
grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: “I've got
new socks on!”
at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back: “Oh, not now, damn
religious tracts to each passenger.
the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
and mutter “gotta go, gotta go” then sigh and say “oops!”
other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
“Mary had a little lamb” while continually pushing buttons.
“Chutes away!” whenever the elevator descends.
on with a cooler that says “human head” on the side.
at another passenger for a while, then announce “You're one of THEM!” and
move to the far corner of the elevator.
and then say “mmmm...tasty!”
a box between the doors.
each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.
a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers “through” it.
- When the
elevator is silent, look around and ask “is that your beeper?”
“Ding!” at each floor.
against the button panel.
“I wonder what all these do” and push the red buttons.
to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
your nose and offer to show the contents of your kleenex to other
a chair along.
a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: “Wanna see wha in muh
- Pull your
gum out of your mouth in long strings.
in a demonic voice: “I must find a more suitable host body.”
a blanket and clutch it protectively.
explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
“X-Ray Specs” and leer suggestively at other passengers.
at your thumb and say “I think it's getting larger.”
anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler “Bad touch!”
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