I've been working very long hours recently (hence no e-helling...these continue for the next month or 2), so I'm in my office when very few other folks are in the building.
I work on the 3rd floor, and I end up running between the 3rd floor and the first floor. Most of the time, I take the stairs, it's good for me and the building is older and the elevators are horridly, painfully slow.
However, when I've been at work for 12 hours, in dress shoes, the elevator sounds awfully appealing...so how e-hell worthy is it to "seed the elevator" when I know very few people are around?
(meaning, I take the stairs up to my office, when I arrive on the 3rd floor, I go past the elevator to get to my office. I know within 20 minutes, I'm going to need to go back downstairs. SO I hit the down button, then continue on past. 20 minutes later, when I head back downstairs, the elevator I "called" earlier is on my floor and doesn't require me to wait for it.)
If I was *sure* I was the only person in the building, I'd think nothing of this...saves me time w/o costing them anything. But I know there are always a few other people around (if no one else, the custodian who has to use the elevator to move floor to floor...) and when I "seed" the elevator, it does have the chance of slowing them down if I happen to call for it when they need it and they make an unexpected stop on the 3rd floor...