Originally posted by kody magic
This is probably the too short to reach the button problem.
A variation is that when it is raining he goes to his floor and when it is sunny he only reaches a lower floor than trudges the rest of the way up on foot! Why is this?!?
the way i heard this was that he lives on 40 and pushes 20.
of course, in reality this would never happen. a high-rise building would be unlikely to have one elevator to access all floors. instead, one would use an "express" elevator to bypass the first maybe twenty stories and then select the next twenty, or some such scheme.
still, it's a fun problem.