Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Did I just see a television in the elevator?

I'm in New York right now at the Parker Meridien Hotel.

CBS was kind enough to put me up in such a great place. Great rooms, beds, sweet TV and mini bar, but there is one large problem: in the hotel elevators there are televisions on the top of the door! Usually you'd see the floor lights, but now there is a small TV playing Merry Melody cartoons.

This is insanity! Are we so non-communicative that we have to resort to elevator involvement shields so that for 30 seconds people won't have to look at or talk to each other? While riding this elevator I made a comment about it. The man next to me didn't say anything, but I think deep down while he watched Daffy Duck's bill get blown away by a shotgun on that elevator TV, maybe he considered the disgrace that existed within.


What is the most common communication barrier you see each day?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag