C’mon, subway travellers, or anyone else who uses busy escalators. Take a cue from New York, London, or any other modern city, and if you must stand while riding on an escalator, please keep to the right so that anyone can swiftly walk past you on the left.
I know other cities have signs posted around that ask for people to do just that (“stand to the right”), so I can’t expect this to be common sense. Not totally anyway. Afterall, this is a city where people don’t think twice about strolling three people wide (or more) on sidewalks (and by strolling, I mean walking at a snails pace), or, worse yet, don’t pull their cars over to allow firetrucks pass.
More on topic, though, I wouldn’t think we’d need signs for the following, but, clearly, we do:
- On subway trains and elevators, wait for people to exit before getting on!
- After you step off an elevator, don’t just stand their – get out of the frickin’ way!
By the way, is it legal to carry a cattle prod?