Hitting ‘Close Door’ in an Elevator may be Pointless

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NEW YORK, NY -- Have you ever gotten in an elevator, seen someone you don't really want to take a ride with, and pressed that "close door" button frantically, only for the door to stay open long enough for them to get on?

It turns out there's a reason for that: those buttons are mainly just for show! Yeah! One of the biggest elevator companies out there has admitted that the close door button is really more optional. And clients can choose whether they work... or not.

So get ready for more rides like this:

Because more than likely - that button will let you down - when you're trying to go up.

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