Post # 1
This question is for able bodied folks who have the option of taking the stairs.
I work on the 40th floor, so it is challenging for me to walk to and from my office each day (though I do on the rare occasion). However, if I am going up or down one floor, I always take the stairs. It drives me NUTS when folks get into a busy elevator, i.e. in the morning rush, lunch, or home time, and press one floor up or down. Then we have to stop on every.freaking.floor because people are lazy.
Unless it is more than 10 floors, I take the stairs. This is assuming I am not carrying something heavy or have any legitimate reason to inconvenience everyone with my refusal to walk up 10 steps 😛
Post # 3
@MrsPanda99: I tend to take the stairs.
Post # 4
@ceebree: I wish you worked with me :- lol.
Post # 5
@MrsPanda99: i used to take the stairs in our old office building (we were on the 7th floor). i hated it when people would get on in the lobby and go one floor up. it was really lazy (and these were people who were capable of taking the stairs up one floor). now i work in a high rise building and the doors to the stairs are locked unless there’s an emergency. it took me awhile to not feel bad about taking the elevator down a few floors to the breakroom (we’re on 21 and it’s on 18). i don’t have a choice anymore. 🙁 i kind of miss it because it was good exercise.
Post # 6
I only take the stairs sometimes. Where I work has multiple floors and our security department has put out warnings at times of suspicious individuals in the stairwells and one woman even got attacked in one of the stairwells! So I’m a bit afraid to take the stairs all of the time.
Post # 7
We work on the 2nd floor. We walk up and down the stairs on the way in and out everyday. We sometimes take the stairs, sometimes the elevator when we go on break. Really, it’s more convenient to take the stairs, but we change it up based on who we’re walking with.
Post # 8
98% of the time I take the elevator at work. Two years ago, when I took the stairs all the time, I fell down half a flight of stairs at work and twisted my ankle very badly. It hurt so bad I wondered if I was going to have to wait in the stairwell for someone to pass by, but I managed to hobble back to my desk. I should get back to taking the stairs, but I fear a repeat accident so I rarely do it.
ETA: I was only walking down from the floor above me, so even taking the stairs one level worries me now. I probably get judged by people like some posters on this thread say, but oh well.
Post # 9
I try to take the stairs when possible…and sometimes when I am not able to go to the gym I walk up and down the stairs in my own house many times..it is the best cardio workout..
Post # 10
I went to college at a school with a 26 floor library. Running the stairs was SO fun! Mostly because no one EVER used them.
I will take the stairs 99% of the time. Though if I worked in a 40-story building, I would probably take the elevator, too!
Post # 11
I avoid taking the elevator at all costs. For a few reasons – 1) I like to get in a bit of exercise when I can 2) I am extremely clausterphobic, so I just avoid small spaces when possible. 3) I work on the second floor, so it takes longer waiting for the elevator, than to just actually walk up. I’m up and down in our 5 story building multiple times a day, so it’s not a huge deal for me to take the stairs.
I will take the elevator if I have too many things to carry and can’t open doors own my own and there isn’t someone with me to open them for me.
Post # 12
@BrandNewBride: I love to do the CN Tower climb which is about 144 flights of stairs. However, I’d rather not be all sweaty and gross when I reach my desk on the 40th floor, lol. I’d love to do it more often but it’s hard in a suit.
Post # 13
I take the stairs if its only one or two floors, I always wistfully look at the elevator though. If it’s more than three floors I always take the elevator.
Post # 14
@MrsPanda99: I’m a student so I generally carry a heavy bookbag everywhere. I generally try to take the stairs if it’s only one flight. But I’m also scared of heights and going up more than one flight freaks me out.
Post # 15
I sometimes take the stairs…even though my building is only 6 floors, which I work on. Sometimes I take the elevator out of pure laziness (hey, at least I can admit it), but sometimes I take it because, like right now, it’s 95+ degrees outside and the stairwell doesn’t have AC or ventilation and the AC in my office is broken (yeah it’s hot as fuck all day long) so I really don’t like to start sweating before I even get to my office. But I always take the stairs down! And I despise when people only take the elevator one floor when they are perfectly capable of walking up one flight of stairs (I mean they’re forced to for fire drills so don’t give that shit that you can’t do it any other day of the week)
Post # 16
I take the stairs occasionally but almost always at school. Someone died about a year and a half ago on one of the elevators at my school. She got crushed underneath it somehow. I’m not really sure what she was doing underneath the elevator, but she didn’t survive so we’ll never really know. I know it’s unlikely that it would happen again (especially since I don’t go underneath elevators), but still, they seem rickety to me. So I take the stairs.