They have the strangest elevators here at the Main Press Center of the Olympic Games. Not like any I’ve ever seen before.
Or maybe anyone else, for that matter.
Rather than get on the elevator, and then push the button of the floor you’re going to, like we’re accustomed to, you actually do the opposite. You push the button of the floor you’re going to before you get on the elevator and then an electronic sensor directs you as to which elevator will take you to the floor you have pushed.
It is rather strange for those of us who have never done this before and has been baffling for numerous foreigners, English and non-English speaking, staring at the elevators, trying to figure out how they work.
There is another challenge if you don’t know the British ways. The floor labeled first would be the second floor in Canada. The main floor is labeled 0. To date, many of us have gotten off at the wrong floor, not knowing it was the wrong floor.
Weird to be in an elevator that has no buttons to direct you. Kind of makes you feel trapped.