STOP, in the name of a heated discussion!
February 12, 2007 9:26 PM Subscribe
Can you really push the "stop elevator" button without getting in trouble?
posted by nervestaple to Technology (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been wondering about this romantic-comedy cliche: can you really stop an elevator without summoning the fire department? It seems like movie characters can simply jam the "stop elevator" button, have a discussion (or a "discussion"), then continue on their merry way. Sometimes a ringing bell sounds while the elevator is stopped, but there don't seem to be any repercussions after the fact.
What REALLY happens, besides forcing other annoyed patrons to use the stairs? Is only the local control system alerted, or does it notify emergency services? Or nothing at all?