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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Walk, Don't Stand

People who stand on escalators, as opposed to walk, annoy me. I hate to become stuck behind someone who does not speed along the ascent or descent on an escalator. Just because the ground beneath your feet is doing part of the work, you need not abdicate all the effort of moving yourself along.


  • In the UK, the escalator etiquette is: stand on the right or run up the left.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:18 PM, March 09, 2006  

  • That's how the moving sidewalks at Detroit Wayne Airport work...

    I use relative etiquette - if there are people close behind me, I'll step down to let them get on their way, but if I'm alone, I take my time and enjoy the ride. If there's someone a fair distance behind me, then I look to see if he or she appears to be in a hurry before I decide whether or not to step down.

    By Blogger Steve, at 7:10 PM, March 09, 2006  

  • I too subscribe to stand right/walk left. (Perhaps I picked that up on vacation in UK.) I think it's rude to stand in the whole step when it's obvious someone is trying to pass you on the left.

    By Blogger English Professor, at 8:27 PM, March 09, 2006  

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