I had to visit a building today with twelve floors. I was spending my time on the tenth floor. I checked in and used the elevator to go up with no problems. It's easy. There's panel of numbers and push the button with 10. I also needed to visit the lower level so I made a plan. Get back on the elevator and push LL for lower level. Someone else got on and pushed 1 so we stopped there first before LL. Then I got "trapped" in a moment of time. I kept trying to push LL but the elevator wasn't shutting the doors. A gentleman got on and pushed 12. I asked about going to LL and he said this elevator is going up. I think he could tell I was puzzled and he told me this elevator doesn't go to LL (even though I can see an LL button). He then told me you have to get off this elevator and use the one across from it to go down to LL. For my speedy ride up 12 floors and back down I kept staring at the elevator buttons and wishing there was a note of some kind. A mini poster with how to get to LL in three easy steps. While wishing for this note I also realized I had a classroom of friends who could make an easy how to note for other elevator riders.
This is a rough draft, I'm going to bed. It's been a long day.
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