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Elevator Partitions

Enjoy elevator rides without any awkward human contact.
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I for one would appreciate elevators that are partitioned into individual cubes so I could ride up and down while avoiding any awkward human contact.
uniball2, Dec 04 2001

Things to do in an elevator http://www.jokesand....com/jokes/361.html
Following on from [angel]. [pottedstu, Dec 04 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

use the paternoster for this: http://www.halfbake..._20revolving_20door
[lewisgirl, Dec 06 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Paternoster lift http://www.dartford...in_hall_lifts.shtml
[stupop, Dec 06 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Not good for the claustrophobic - lots of shiny little coffins shooting up and down.
pottedstu, Dec 04 2001
  

       Take a large, smelly, aggressive dog into the elevator with you. Suddenly, no more human contact.
angel, Dec 04 2001
  

       If it bothers you so much, take the stairs.
bookworm, Dec 04 2001
  

       Man! lets not tear uniball2 down! It is a perfectly fine idea! How can we/do we compartmentalize the spaces that we use everyday? Are we become more isolated?   

       I like to think of this as a place to brainstorm...if you don't think you can use the idea...just keep moving
benevia, Dec 04 2001
  

       Relax, [benevia], this is just the hazing that most newcomers get. If he can deal with it, we know he's OK.
angel, Dec 04 2001
  

       benevia: we are allowed to criticise ideas. if you want cheerleaders, go to a football game.
pottedstu, Dec 04 2001
  

       Well, it kind of looks like the criticism is being directed at the person in this case, yes?
bristolz, Dec 04 2001
  

       It's being directed at the intention behind the idea, to avoid contact with human beings; anyone who'd rather be in a vertical coffin than a less confined space with other people seems a bit misanthropic. Of course, there may be a totally innocent explanation for uniball2's taphephilia, but none has been offered.
pottedstu, Dec 04 2001
  

       A row of lifts; solitary lift, lift for lovers, 3's fun, lets party
po, Dec 04 2001
  

       If you need ways to keep others on the elevator away from you, you may want to consult the "50 Fun Things to do in an Elevator" list. No, I don't know the address offhand, but marking of an area in duct tape and declaring it your "personal space" sounds reasonably effective.
nick_n_uit, Dec 04 2001
  

       yep. See link helpfully provided earlier by p'stu.
lewisgirl, Dec 04 2001
  

       I think I'd be more worried not knowing what was going on in the cubicle next to me. Plus I'd have to fight for a 'window seat' (for those elevators that have them).
phoenix, Dec 04 2001
  

       Well, yes, this idea is a bit misanthropic, but I fully support my co-halfbakers' right to be misanthropic.   

       I think there would be a small problem with full elevators: when the person at the back of the crush wants to get out, how do they do so? Is there some sort of inter- cubicle signaling device? Do they just have to wait until the elevator empties and then press the button for their floor again?
wiml, Dec 06 2001
  

       the cubicles could all move around like in "Cube"
po, Dec 06 2001
  

       They still exist. My friend uses one in Birmingham Dental Hospital, I forget what exactly it's called, but it has quite an evocative name - I think it's vaguely ecclesiastical, something like 'rolling coffin'...
lewisgirl, Dec 06 2001
  

       If you tried to build a partitioned elevator, you'd be sued by the American Morbidly Obese Association for discriminating against fat people, who'd tend to get stuck. I wonder if that's why pay telephones don't often have cubicle/booths nowadays.
pottedstu, Dec 06 2001
  

       that's the one.
lewisgirl, Dec 06 2001
  

       There's a paternoster in the Arts Tower at Sheffield University (or at least there was twelve years ago; I assume it's still there). Riding all the way round the top or bottom is a disciplinary offence.
angel, Dec 06 2001
  

       actually, the paternoster principle is probably what we'd use for the horizontal-axis revolving door. finding link... linked.
lewisgirl, Dec 06 2001
  

       I once stayed in a hotel in Paris whose elevator measured about 36 in. x 15 in. If you had even one bag, it was a one-person elevator. And if you tried to put two people in it, the two had better be very good friends. And if a fat person tried to use it... well, it's just amazing, isn't it, how many ways the French can find to thumb their noses at Americans? ; º )
beauxeault, Dec 06 2001
  

       Pottedstu: Any question that begins 'Why don't they' is almost invariably answered by 'money'. 'Why don't they' have phone booths anymore? Cost too much to build and maintain. The little clamshell thing is cheap.
StarChaser, Dec 06 2001
  

       How about the good old Cone of Silence? We could tint the glass, if you desire facial privacy in addition to your silence.   

       Isn't Don Adams still alive? Let's give him a call.
1percent, Dec 07 2001
  

       Angel - what's the problem with riding in a paternoster round the top and bottom? I tried it many years ago at Leicester Poly to see whether (hope) I might need to scrabble across the walls and right myself on to what was once the ceiling, but of course it was quite boring and remained upright throughout.
Gordon Comstock, Dec 07 2001
  

       That paternoster lift looks dangerous... couldn't body parts get crushed or pinched as it moved between floors?
PotatoStew, Dec 07 2001
  

       "Who farted?" Doesn't matter if it's 1 or 10 people - I say it.
thumbwax, Dec 07 2001
  

       PotatoStew: Yes, which is apparently why they aren't around much anymore...
StarChaser, Dec 08 2001
  
      
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