You enter the empty elevator and push the button to your floor. The doors pause before closing in an attempt to catch anyone else trying to get on.
You hear footsteps or chatter of people approaching the elevator. How close are they? It’s hard to tell. Should you hold the elevator door for them to get on? Do they even see that this door is still open? Is it your responsibility to make sure everyone gets on?
Someone approaches as the doors start to close. You have that awkward moment while you decide if you want to frantically find the “Open Door” button inside the elevator, stick your arm/foot in between the closing doors, or just pretend you don’t see them. Again, is it your responsibility? You could happen to be just dazing out, or simply not paying attention. Are you expected to be on alert every time you get in an elevator?
The doors close in front of the person or group, just as they are about to enter. They mutter something at you. Should you feel bad?
Can elevator technology improve/reduce such occurrences of this?