May 25, 2006

Escalator Etiquette

1. There is a walk lane, and a stand lane. Those who want to stand, keep to your right, and please keep all purses and backpacks out of the walk lane.

2. Those in the walk lane must pull over to the stand lane. They have an unspoken contract with their fellow walkers, and may not simply stop in the middle of the lane, thus creating a traffic jam. Escalator rage is a preventable phenomenon

3. Likewise, those in the stand lane must check the walk lane before pulling out--cutting off walkers is not only rude, but potentially dangerous.

4. Walkers must continue walking all the way off the escalator. Stopping five feet before the top is unacceptable. Conquer your fears.

Grate, Straitjacket Fits

Jayne: "Do you know what the chain of command is here? It's the chain I go get and beat you with to show you who's in command."

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