What's with That Habit?

No elevator call button that I know of records and channels urgency. You press it once, and the elevator will come when it comes: you can't hurry it along by pressing more. But people do.

Why? This article explains the phenomenon in a very succinct fashion.


  1. It's worse than that. Some elevators have software that tries to detect children playing with the buttons. So, if you press the button too many times the elevator ignores it.


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