Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More Than 50 Fun Things to Do on an Elevator

This list has been done many times by many people. Most of these come from those lists. What are some of yours?
  1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
  2. Shake the person's hand when he/she enter the lift. 
  3. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Shut up, all of you just shut UP!".
  4. Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly. 
  5. Sell Girl Scout cookies.
  6. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
  7. Shave. 
  8. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside and start talking to "someone" inside.
  9. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down. 
  10. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off 
  11. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves. 
  12. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: "I've got new socks on!" 
  13. When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back: "Oh, I don't feel so good..." 
  14. Frown and mutter "gotta go, gotta go" then suddenly stop and stand very very still.
  15. Sing "Mary had a little lamb" while continually pushing buttons. 
  16. Holler "Chutes away!" whenever the elevator descends. 
  17. Walk on with a cooler that says "human head" on the side. 
  18. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator. 
  19. Leave a box between the doors.
  20. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them. 
  21. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers "through" it.
  22. Start a sing-along. 
  23. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask "is that your beeper?" 
  24. Play the harmonica. 
  25. Say "Ding!" at each floor. 
  26. Lean against the button panel. 
  27. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope. 
  28. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space." 
  29. Bring a chair along. 
  30. Mutter to yourself in a deep raspy voice: "I must find a more suitable host body." 
  31. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button. 
  32. Wear "X-Ray Specs" and leer suggestively at other passengers. 
  33. Petend to get your leg stuck in the door as it closes
  34. Scratch yourself excessively saying "Damn headlice."
  35. Set out a pinic set on the floor and suggest to the other passengers to join you in afternoon tea
  36. Break wind and blame it on the person next to you
  37. Make out with your imaginary friend
  38. As the lift descends, shout "Bombs away!"
  39. Hand out leaflets - "what to do when the lift cable breaks. The ten tips that will keep your body in one pice (although these tips will not save your life, it will make the rescue a bit cleaner, and we wont have to spend ages cleaning the blood of the walls) Hope you will live to do it again!"
  40. Act surprised when it starts to move and say "THE GROUND IS FALLING!"
  41. Let your mobile phone ring - don't anwser it.
  42. Walk into the lift and say "I hope they really fixed it this time..."
  43. Suggest to the other passengers that you all should play a game of twister. Then get out the board and lie it on the floor
  44. Pretend to be the pilot of the lift, speach into a headset "this is lift number 1, ready for decent to 1st floor. Waiting for permission to depart, over"
  45. Announce in a computer like voice "this lift will self destruct in 5 4 3 2 .....oh here's my floor"
  46. Serve tea and coffee
  47. Take shoes off before entering, Look shocked and disgusted when the others don't
  48. Suggest to the other people that your should play musical statues. Bring a tape recorder along too
  49. Teach the people a foreign language. Don't let them leave till they get it right
  50. As you are coming to the end of the journey, get emotional and have a group hug. Tell them that you will never forget them.
  51. Insist, the lift ride costs £2.50
  52. Pretend to be a flight attendant (particularly affective if you are dressed like one), instruct the passengers on what to do in an emergency
  53. Yodel
  54. Sing "I know a song that will get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get, get, get on your nerves" Over and over again.
  55. Try breakdancing
  56. Stare at the person next to you and say "you lookin' at me?" (careful with this one)
  57. Challenge the guy stood next to you to a "thumb war".
  58. Explain your ideas of world domination to the wall.
  59. Dress up in a long, black cloak with a hood, stare and in a deep voice announce "it is time..."
  60. Pretend to see a spider, repeatedly and violently stamp on the floor while screaming "Die you bastard, die DIIEEE!"
  61. While the doors are opening, hurriedly whisper, "Hide it...quick!" then whistle innocently.
  62. Wave hands wildly at invisible flies buzzing around your head.
  63. Explain to the passengers that this lift looks the same as the ones on all the other floors.
  64. Re-enact scenes from a movie where someone climbs out through the roof.
  65. Tell people their clothes are stuck in the lift door, when the look round and see it isn't, apologise, then 5 seconds later say it again in exactly the same tone of voice.
  66. Release insects or rodents or doves.
  67. With a friend, one of you start making a humming noise. Take turns humming while the other asks "do you hear that?"
  68. Dress up as a bellboy and ask them what floor they want and press the wrong one. If corrected keep choosing the wrong floor until all the floors have been selected.
  69. Also in your bellboy act, ask what floor they want. Whatever they say, give them a glare and shake your head.
  70. Lie down.
  71. On a floor where others are waiting to get on, exit hurriedly casting a frightened look over your shoulder at someone still on the elevator, saying "I don't care what floor it is I'm getting out here...."

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