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"My only concern is that it wouldn't work, which I see as a problem."
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An elevator with a "SLOW" button. Now, when traveling from the lobby to the 28th floor, instead of 60 seconds of sleep, you can get a refreshing 3-minute snooze.
(Warning: If anyone's with you, ask their permission before using!)
||First, I can't think of ever wanting an elevator to go slower. In a 28 floor elevator ride your chances of making the trip non-stop during the business day are low. Wouldn't you rather get off that 2m x 2m box to a nice comfortable chair/sofa/bed for your quick nap?
Also the unfortunate person, already late, waiting for the elevator to arrive on the 17th floor would not be amused to learn that you took a leisurely ride from the lobby to 17 while his/her blood pressure was skyrocketing.
||Tough. If he's late for his nap, he should've gotten there sooner.
||Dont know about sleep, but I've often needed slightly longer in an elevator for other reasons. 3 minutes is plenty of time for that though, about 60 seconds usually does me.