Today’s nonsense from goo Ranking is common lift (elevator) happenings.


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 11th and 16th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I often do number 2 too, but my wife complains, so I’m glad to see that it’s not just me being thick!

Rather disappointingly, this didn’t feature in the list:

Ranking result

Q: What happenings do you often experience in lifts? (Sample size=500)

Rank   Percentage
1 I want to go up but get on a going down lift 26.2%
2 I often get confused over the “Open” and “Close” buttons 25.4%
3 I get surrounded by an unknown family 23.0%
4 I want to press my floor button, but there’s someone in the way 22.8%
5 I get on the lift with friends, but I worry about other people and shut up 19.0%
6 I get embarrassed when I nearly get trapped by the doors 13.0%
7 I worry about what might happen if I get trapped in the lift 11.2%
8 I hesitate that perhaps the buttons on the elevator I often use have moved around 7.8%
9 I hold the “Open” button to let someone off, but I get annoyed when they don’t acknowledge me 7.4%
10 I get a static shock when I press a button 6.4%
11 I hold my breath in a packed lift 6.2%
12 I press the “Close” button but trap someone rushing into the lift 5.8%
13 When rushing for the lift, even though I meet the eyes of people in the lift, they shut the door on me 5.6%
14 I check out the lift maker 5.4%
15 In a lift with a number of button panels, I hesitate as to whether I should be the “Open” button pusher 5.2%
16 I get onto a crowded lift but the “Overloaded” buzzer sounds 5.2%
17 I hate being the “Open” and “Close” button manager, so I always head for the back of the lift 5.0%
18 When I check myself in the mirror in the lift, people outside can see me on the monitor 3.0%
19 I accidentally do multiple presses on my floor button, clearing the floor request 2.4%
20 I try to press buttons while wearing gloves, but it doesn’t respond 0.4%


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