Superstitious and Mathematically Incorrect

by Joey deVilla on April 15, 2010

asian elevator buttons

Okay, I get the missing “13” (bad luck in Western cultures) and no numbers with “4” in them (bad luck in Chinese and Japanese cultures), and the –1 is clever, but where’s the zero? C’mon Asian people, we’re supposed to be good at math!

This article also appears in The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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1 Elorant April 15, 2010 at 11:38 am

What about pressing “-1” and “1” simultaneously? :D

2 E[X] April 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

and 14? bad by association with 4 and 13?

3 Megan April 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

LoL. This is funny. I hope they realize that changing the number still means that 14 (or is it 16 now?) is still the 13th floor. This building is confusing. I hope people who live/work there are not accountants.

4 Bob April 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Have you ruled out the possibility that this elevator predates zero?

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