Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Offended? I'll give you offended!

I'll tell you what I get offended by. Those incredibly rude people who stand still on the right-hand side of the escalator. They get in the way of all those people who want to try a spot of 'run in the opposite direction to that way in which the escalator is going'.

This has been brought to you by Tim, advocate of the 'Rigidly Enforce Rules of Etiquette In Those Situations In Which The Ridiculous Whims of One Person Are Inconvenienced by the Normal Behaviour of Many Others' school of thought.

UPDATE! - Elevators are also good for playing 'corners' on. I'm not quite sure how yet, I haven't worked that one out. In the meantime, next time you're on an elevator, improvise.


flipsockgrrl said...

Back in the 1990s we used to have little signs beside the escalators into the City Loop stations: they said, "Stand on the left, walk on the right" -- and that's what everyone did.

TimT said...

Sometimes you can walk brisky up the stairs next to the escalator, and toddle off, while the laggards beside you on the escalator look mournfully at your feet vanishing into the distance.

I hate standing in crowds at city stations. Very claustrophobic.

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