"It's a Shabbat lift," the man told me. Awkward pause.
"It stops on every floor. You can still ride it if you want."
Hastily, I stepped backward and waited for the next lift.
Okay, so the idea behind the Shabbat lift is to be able to ride an elevator without pushing a button, thus violating your covenant with God. But if you're observing Shabbat, shouldn't you eschew heathen technology altogether? Just a thought.