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-1 is not unlucky, but they`re put that instead of the usual `B` for basement level.4 is excluded coz it sounds like death in chinese, unlucky.13 is excluded coz it`s unlucky in western cultre, eg friday 13th.14 sounds like MUST DIE in chinese.
Many hotels in the western world exclude the 13th floor, and avoid labelling a room 6 6 6 because of fearful customers. Likewise asians avoid living anywhere with the number 4 in its address.
anyway, WHAT THE FREAK IS FLOOR -1????
That as it may be, there`s absolutely no need to order those keys in such a ridiculously confusing way.
Smart-ass mathmaticians. We`ll see who`s laughing when I invent an elevator based on the complete works of Shakespeare.
That`s where Fluffy is.
What makes you think this elevator isn`t in America?
This is probably true, but dang. -1? I`m glad I live in America where B is basement, and not -1. Also there is no star for street level!
I`d forgotten about that...but it still doesn`t make any sense to have the ground floor as 1 and the basement as -1. Although I like splurbyburbl`s explanation :)
Don, Buzz Killington, Buzz Killington, Don. I feel you too will get along smashingly.
The intermediate floors are floors used to house utilities for the building. Obviously you don`t want random people getting into the stuff that keeps the building ticking.
Let`s press them all at once!
The basement is obvious, but why would a lift not stop at 3 intermediate floors between basement and top floor?
Also, if the basement is labelled as -1, then the ground floor should be labelled as 0. Where is it?
If it is maths, it`s passed over ny head.
I love that there are no numbers with 4