Daft Things People Do

I was in the lift just now going up. Inside the lift was another guy. The lifts at this building has that female voice announcing what level you are at, if it is going up or down, and if the door is closing. As the lift slowed before arriving at the level this guy was alighting at, we, well, at least I did, heard the loud voices of two women. The moment the lift’s door opened, and even before this guy could leave the lift, these two women rushed in and pressed the “1” button to go down. The loud announcement came:

“GOING UP. DOOR CLOSING”

Still, one of them kept pressing the “1” button, but the lift kept going up. She got very annoyed and looked at me sternly,

“WHY YOU DIN TELL HUH? THE LIFT GOING DOWN HUH?”

And I was like “What the fuck is wrong with you?” but never said anything. Then she slapped the lift’s wall with her palm and said,

“NOW I LATE OLEDI. NO KETESI OSO TO TELL.”

Her partner just looked at me with an alarmed look and gestured with her hand as if she was telling me that she was sorry on her friend’s behalf.

When I arrived at my level, I looked at the miserable woman and said,

“YOU DEAF AH? LISTEN LA NEXT TIME.”

People do daft things, if you haven’t noticed. Some would press on the traffic light button numerous times thinking it would change immediately. Some put on clubwear when it is just a trip to the nearest supermarket. Some will press hard on the TV remote button knowing that the batteries are already weak. Needles that they use to give convicts lethal injection get sterilised first.

Some questions will never get answered. For example, why do we never hear father-in-law jokes? Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets when they were going to crash their planes into battleships?

And worse of all, why does Superman, who cannot be hurt by a bullet, dodge whenever someone shoots at him or throws something at him?

Do share some of the daft things you have seen or experienced.

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