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Simply Captivated…

You can tell that I’ve worked in short buildings for way too long. After 2 years in buildings less than 6 floors tall, I immediately noticed the small TV monitors in the elevators in some of the buildings in downtown Houston. The first building I noticed them in had CNN or MSNBC showing on them. I thought at first that it seemed like it was a bit much, and ironic that we need entertainment in an elevator.

Now I work on the 34th floor of an almost 50 floor building, and I’m hooked. It is like crack for office workers. Instead of CNN we have Captivate, which flashes random blurbs up on the screen. When I get in the elevator, I have to position myself so that I can see the screen. I never know what random tidbit will be next – did you know that Styx released a new album today? I was stunned. I had no idea that they were even still performing.

Is it just me? Do you work in an office building that has tv monitors in your elevator? Do you think they are just a waste, or are you a tidbit junkie too?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

19 replies on “Simply Captivated…”

my building in chicago does not have the monitors in the elevator, but i wish it did – my husband’s building does have them and i’m jealous of all the useless information he gets from them! 🙂

I was going to try and avoid it, but I just can’t – when was Styx big? The only Styx I know is South Park’s Eric Cartmann doing a rendition of “Come Sail Away” (I think that’s the title) – absolutely hilarious, but I’m sure not what you’re after.

Styx was big during my high school years (1978-81). The senior class one year ahead of me (Class of ’80) used “Come Sail Away” as the theme for their graduation.

Just keep staring at the monitors, please, just keep staring… need to think when we provide the thoughts for you….happy tidbits….just keep staring…..

Styx were big for much of my childhood – elementary & junior high years, and they started to fade while I was in high school. I still have “Paradise Theater” and “Mr. Roboto” on vinyl. Ah, the good ol’ days…

I’m so jealous! I work in the One Shell building (the one with the tall pole sticking out of the top). I would LOVE to have a TV screen in our elevator. I’m on the 39th floor and would love something to pass the time. It would be much better than avoiding eye contact with strangers. 😉

Well, no TVs in the elevators here (only 6 floors) – but we do have TVs in the cafeteria… Usually it’s on CNN or “Headline News” or something similar. My favorite thing is, though, when a commercial for one of our *competitors* comes on. ROFL!! Ok, it’s silly… I still get a chuckle out of it though. 😀 (Sitting in the cafeteria of THIS company watching a commercial for the competition. hehehe)

we have Captivate, too… and it’s funny how you find everyone just staring at that little window when the elevator door opens.

hmmm, i wonder if Tom knows that Styx came out with a new album. i’m sure he does. Styx is his FAVORITE group! (other than Rush, of course).

Mike, i’m surprised that you didn’t know that Styx was big!! 🙂 i was never into that kind of music, but i knew all those kinds of bands were out in the 70’s-80’s. when Tom and i were dating, he made me mix tapes and he put on a lot of Styx songs… they were cheesy sounding but whenever i listen to them, i always think of the late 70’s-80’s.

i beg to differ, Cody… i saw Rush in concert and they were awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

granted they looked really old and were wearing leather pants… in HOUSTON and in AUGUST!!! there has to be a law against that.

Those of you who think men in their fifties should not be in bands…remember you too shall get old! And it comes quicker than you think! Only your body gets old…your mind stays young!

They don’t have that kind of schmancy stuff in the elevators around here. But when I worked in the historic distric the deli in my building had a TV that ran that kind of thing. It’s like office worker crack.

Reminds me of the TV station they played in several of the eating facilities at my college campus. It would have music videos, news clips, trailers for movies, and other fun things … that said, I didn’t eat there often because I like talking with friends when I go “out” to eat. 🙂

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