Some people should be trained in basic politeness in tight spaces like lifts or on public transport. So if you might be one of those people, here is a helpful guide for you:
If you are already in conversation when entering a lift, continue, but do so in a quieter voice. Don't assume that everyone else in the lift has any shred of interest in your computer network issues and plans for an e-Vlan set-up. Yawn.
If it's a personal conversation, wait until you're on your floor - nobody wants to know! The same goes for inappropriate jokes.
Even if you manage to keep mobile phone reception, wait a minute before making a call - if it's not an emergency, it's not necessary.
Personal hygeine, I shouldn't even have to mention this, but a shower and swig of mouthwash before work never killed anybody - nobody wants to stand in a lift with a stinker.
And one for impolite boys - "Ladies first" is still a nice gesture, try it out once in a while!
Photo: greta red (Flickr)