Please have mercy on the liftThis may seem a very trivial thing but I think it matters and we should take care as responsible citizens.
Normally in multi-storeyed commercial complexes, there are more than one lifts side by side in the lift lobby. In apartments too it is normal to have two lifts for one block where one is a service lift.
I have seen that in apartments or commercial complexes people who want to use the lift tend to press the buttons of all the lifts on the floor and whichever comes first they use it. They do this even if all the lifts are free and stationery at different floors. It is sufficient to call just one lift. They do so that the lift which is nearest to their floor will come earlier and they don't have to wait much.
Instead, a good approach would be to see and think for few seconds as to which lift is nearest to your floor and then press the button for that lift only. But I think people are too busy even to see and think for few seconds and they simply call all the lifts.
This leads to unnecessary wastage of electricity in calling all the lifts uselessly. It also creates additional wear and tear to lifts. There are other things also like leaving lift light and fan ON, impatiently pressing the inside lift close/open door buttons even if the door is going to close/open automatically in few seconds. People are in such a hurry!
People should improve on these kinds of casual behavior when using lifts and take care of small things. Is it not our responsibility to rise above ourselves and think of these minor things which can save resources and money?