Here’s going to be a shorter post about elevators because I know we love them. So let’s talk elevators. Or “lifts,” if you grew up in a British English-speaking (whatever that is) environment…like me. Alternatively, you may be from the 1930s…which sounds awesome.
But anyway, I had some seriously weird thoughts when I pressed the button of the elevator/lift (let’s just call it the elevator) a couple of days ago. It involved pressing the button of an elevator completely by accident, when I suddenly thought if it were ever possible to ‘un-press’ that elevator button. What would that mean though? Does “un-pressing” an elevator button make it equivalent to never pressing it in the first place, or does it mean that I ‘cancelled’ pressing the elevator button?
If I were to escalate things a little quickly because that’s just how I roll (not a very good habit; I don’t recommend it), would un-pressing an elevator button be like pretending something in life never happened? Like, would it be like some sort of knowledge that I acquired yesterday were completely forgotten today because I chose to forget it? Or would it be like a rewind button that works in real time?
At the end of the day, maybe people didn’t invent buttons to be ‘un-pressed’ because it’s just difficult to make something like that. Similarly, it’s easy enough to know and accept something, but more difficult to reject it afterwards…like ‘un-pressing’ a button?
Not sure if I’m making any sense here, but any thoughts on this?