...For a "real" case of an annoying turbolift ride oddity, see the behavior of the Defiant
lifts in the earliest DS9 episodes featuring that ship. At the very best, there are six decks to go, and one could run the ship from end to end in a minute! So why do,say, Sisko and Dax spend three minutes in a cab?
Then again, when Sisko got the ship, she was in a sorry state. Crawling turbocabs don't sound all that unlikely...