An article in Yahoo! Travel says it’s a simple thing to do to hose everyone else in the elevator.
According to this article about travel tips, the pushing of the right button can leave you zipping right to your hotel room floor, but I ain’t buying it.
Here is a trick that pizza deliverymen have supposedly been using for years: If you want to upgrade your elevator to VIP status, simply press the desired floor number and the “door close” buttons simultaneously for several seconds. The elevator will override other requests and skip all other floors, whisking you away to your destination and making you feel like a big shot in no time.
(While elevator manufacturers claim that this may not work on all models, a quick bit of scientific “research” in a condo building’s elevator proved that it does—much to the chagrin of my neighbors.)
It’s up to one of you intrepid travel hungry elevator users to find out if this is true or not. Godspeed, brothers and sisters, report back to me as soon as you find out.