First off, did you ever notice how people position themselves in elevators? Usually they try to maximize their personal space, and achieve some kind of optimal distance from the other people in the elevator. So, if two people are in an elevator, they'll usually be against opposite walls. When a third person enters, the other two will reposition themselves so each is approximately equidistant from the other. Then, there's the eye contact. That part is really funny. Sometimes one person will be deep in thought, and will ignore anyone who enters or leaves the elevator. Other times, someone will enter who knows someone who's already on the elevator, and they'll strike up a conversation, ignoring anyone else who might be there. But most of the time, you'll get two or more people who don't know each other. Then it becomes very much like the subway. One person will wait till the other's not looking, then check him/her out. Sometimes it goes back and forth like that. If by chance their eyes should meet, most of the time neither one of them knows what to do. They're never quite sure if they should strike up a conversation, or ignore each other. That particular moment exposes something very basic, and very funny, in human nature. And finally, there are the conversations that take place. Most of the time when people don't know each other, it's limtied to "hi" or "hello". But once in a while you'll get someone who's interested in talking, and then they'll usually pull a topic out of thin air. "Nice day", or "it's a scorcher out there today", or something like that. And occasionally, you'll get someone who needs to unload something. "I can't believe the director just shafted me on my performance report", or something like that. The funny part is listening to how people respond to that kind of thing. Most of the time they're polite, and just nod, or say something to acknowledge that they're listening. Once in a while you catch a good one though. Once I heard someone say, "And you're telling me because..." The other person just stood there dumbfounded, and raced out of the elevator the moment the door opened. Elevators are hilarious places. Please relate your most memorable (or most humorous) elevator experience.