When I first started working at post-doc institution, I felt pretty awesome. Experiments were working well, Magnum, P.I. was impressed with my performance, etc. Things were moving along quite nicely. During this period of bliss, I somehow became synced up with the building elevators. Almost every day the elevators doors would part just as I approached them. It was one hand wave away from using the force.
One year and 8 months into my post-doc, things are a bit different. I'm in the middle of a cloning debacle and it is seriously starting to wear me down. The building must sense my ineptitude as the elevators have ceased cooperating. It's not just that the doors don't open when I get to the elevator. The doors are already open when I get to the elevator, but when I choose to step through them, they decide to close and ram me back and forth like a pinball. It's like the building is mocking me. Not to mention, it kind of hurts.
Of course, I won't allow my ass to be kicked by an elevator. The simple solution is to just press the up button before walking onto the elevator, even if one of the elevators is already available (taunting you). However, it was way more fun when I could pretend I was using the force.