The thing about elevators

I am not claustrophobic… Well, maybe a little. I love my personal space. Even sometimes with my kids I am like, back up child. I need a little space right now. I do love cuddling too but sometimes you just need space… In saying that, I dread getting into elevators with people.

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I would rather walk 20 flights up (both ways in the snow barefoot), then get in a elevator with strangers. Even if I sort of know you, making small talk while being in an enclosed space gives me anxiety. At work every day, I take the four flights up and the four flights down. The only time I take an elevator is if I am with my family or if I really don’t have any other option. I just don’t like being stuck in a box with random people. It’s not like I can’t go in a elevator, it’s just uncomfortable for me and I would rather not put myself in that position…

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What about you? Is there anything you try to avoid as much as possible?

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6 thoughts on “The thing about elevators

  1. I used to avoid public restrooms at all costs. Some days I would work 13 hour shifts and I would not use the bathroom all day bc I couldn’t bring myself to use it. I rather hold it until I got home. My doctor would be upset with me bc that is not good for you. However, when I became pregnant, I couldn’t hold it so I faced my anxiety and fear of getting a disease and used a public restroom.

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  2. I understand the elevator situation. I always go into one and spend time fiddling with stuff in my bag, in the hope that people see me busy and leave me alone 😆. But I also avoid elevators as I’m a little scared of being inside, I imagine either the lift getting stuck or be trapped in the doors.

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  3. This post really made me laugh haha it encapsulates exactly what I think about when I get into an elevator and see other people in there! The personal space thing is a big factor for me when I think about taking the stairs vs elevator

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  4. I used to be like that with lifts, but more because of the doors than the space! I forced myself to get used to them though so not too bad. I also used to avoid public bathrooms like the plague as I had really bad bathroom anxiety, but having to use a rock as my toilet whilst on a mountain trek fixed that pretty quickly haha!

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