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What’s all the fuss about Elevator Speeches?

by M Tombs
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I got into a lift the other day, heading for a meeting on the 16th floor. On the 2nd, a man got in. As the floors flashed by he politely asked what business I was in. "I'm an accountant," I replied. "Nice," said the man. He got out on the 15th without saying another word. My first reaction was this poor chap must have had a lousy experience with other accountants in the past. Then I got to thinking. What did I expect him to say? "That's fascinating. Tell me more."... I don't think so. That one word, "accountant" was [...]