(Closed) Do you *always* take the elevator?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 5
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@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
58 posts
Worker bee

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
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
4159 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 13
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
1224 posts
Bumble bee

@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
6113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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.

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