Wednesday, May 03, 2006
As I was walking to the elevators this morning, a Stevie Wonder song was playing over the lobby speakers. Evidently, it was a live version of the song because, as I stepped into the elevator, the song ended and I heard applause over the elevator speakers.
I looked at the other three people who were in the elevator with me, who didn’t look very happy to be going to work on this fine hump day, and said, “They’re applauding us for showing up today.” This seemed to perk everyone up a bit so I kept going. I told them, I would like to hear applause every morning when I come to work. The speakers should shout, “Yes, good for you! You came back…and you were almost on time, too.”
I think they should play the sound of applause in all elevators every morning. There would be hoots and hollers and whistles with a smattering of “Way to go!” and “I knew you’d be back. I just knew it.” In the evenings, the elevator speakers should say, “Great job! See you tomorrow!” and “Get some rest now, you hear? Tomorrow’s another big day.” Perhaps even “I don’t get a hug before you go? Come on, now. Give mama some sugars.”