Lessons in Boundaries and Diversity From an Elevator Encounter

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The rules of elevator riding: Get in, face forward, don’t speak except to ask someone to push a button, and please control all bodily noises and smells.

The no-speaking rule changes if you are talking with someone who you already know or with whom you were speaking before you got in the elevator. Yes, the famed elevator pitch breaks the rules unless you were introduced before.

An adult male recruiter got in an elevator with a teenage boy (estimated age 14-15) and asked him to push the button for his floor, which the boy did.

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