>Why do we have liftmen?
I mean, I know unemployment and all…and we should all be very happy that there is some work for some people, but really I would be happier if we had people employed on intersections like the one at Andheri- Versova on the Western Expressway to control traffic because clearly the cops have given up. The mess is not so amusing to watch when you are stuck in that very mess yourself.
But coming back to the original point. I went to a swank building where I actually had 3 separate meetings on 3 separate floors. Also I went to a wrong floor once for 1meeting. So calculate how many times that means entering and getting out of the lift. Yes, so by the end of it, I nearly felt obliged to invite the liftman to my new year party, where I am sure half the people present I would have known exactly the same amount of time as I have known this poor liftman.
Imagine the life. Up and down all day in that closeted space. Why? Are we so lazy that we cannot press the button of the floor that we are headed to? And the swankier the building, the richer the organization and more the loathing for pressing their own lift buttons. Really. Disgusting. It’s even worse than the ‘driver gaadi laana’. That I can still understand. With the parking conditions as they are it helps to have a poor driver waiting somewhere, driving around till you finish your shopping/lunch/meeting. What the heck, ‘driver gaadi laana’ even I would like to indulge in. But this ’3rd floor/4th floor’ business I can do without.