That was the phrase uttered to me earlier today when someone realized she had called the elevator from the second floor, in order to take a ride to the first floor in my building. I had not said anything, not given a weird look. It’s the first time someone apologizes to me like that for calling the elevator. I’m trying to decide if it is because she thought they had made me loose three to five seconds, or because she thought that energy conservation was at stake.
I’ll let the audience of the blog decide on when it is actually proper to call an elevator for a one flight ride. I find that the answer in general seems to be very dependent on the country of origin of the individual.