Don't be so pushy

Ever push an elevator button, only to have someone else walk up behind you and push it again?   I have trouble not taking this personally.  Yesterday, I said to a young man who followed my push with a few repeated jabs of his own, "Oh thank you, I wasn't quite sure how these new-fangled elevators work."   Is there something that makes us assume that the more you push the button, the faster it will come?  By the way, when the elevator arrived,  I stepped in and pushed a few extra buttons, and said... "Oh sorry.  Was that wrong?"

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