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Are you an escalator walker or an escalator rider?

Asked by adrianscott (621points) April 30th, 2008

Even through the stairs are moving for me, I still feel compelled to walk up them. How do you guys take an escalator?

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Les's avatar

Depends on how lazy I’m feeling. They are designed to make you walk up the stairs faster. They are not a ride (similar to moving sidewalks in airports. WALK PEOPLE!) Most of the time, I’ll walk up them, occasionally (if I’m super sick or just lazy) I’ll ride it, but I always walk down them.

robmandu's avatar

Escalator, I can go either way. I prefer to walk ‘em mostly just b/c I like the sensation of moving super-fast.

But moving sidewalks (like at airports), always walk those. Drives me jacktastically crazy when folks get on those and just stand there… especially if they’re blocking the passing lane.

Les's avatar

Wait wait wait, I don’t mean to change the subject here, or clutter the thread, but robmandu: jacktastically? Good Lord that’s funny.

jrpowell's avatar

I run up the fucking things. London taught me that.

Adina1968's avatar

I am defintely an escalator walker. People seem to expect you to walk up and down them anyway these days.

syz's avatar

The only time I stand still on them is if there are too many people blocking my way to get through.

adrianscott's avatar

I find it’s always comical to watch those that powerwalk to the escalator only to ride it the whole way up. Like, what’s the point?

edmartin101's avatar

I remember when I was a teenager, I would walk up the stairs coming down and was able to get up to the next floor pretty quick. My friends and I used to compete who got up faster

wildflower's avatar

Mostly walk or run, unless I have plenty of time or need to stop to do something while ‘escalating’

BirdlegLeft's avatar

If given the option, I’ll hoof it up the stairs which are sitting beside the escalator un-used.

peedub's avatar

Walk in the fast lane. I always go every other step, escalators or stairs.

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