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Q: Do you stand still on an escalator?

China doesn't have royals, but I think the one thing that comes closest to royals in China are the people standing still on escalators. They just need to make a little wave and there you go. Little emperors magically being brought to their point of destination.

 

WHYYYYY?

 

You can walk, right? Your legs worked just fine when you stepped onto the escalator.

The whole purpose of escalators will be lost if you stand there.

The purpose is to move a huge crowd of people faster, not slower!

And if you stand still, stand on the right please, not in the middle.

Clear the path so I don't have to bump into you, thanks.

Oh and when you get off, please don't forget that you can move.

Don't just stand there, thinking about where to go next.

 

I hate you guys so much! When I see your stupid heads from behind I can just imagine you thinking some stupid SHIT while you're blocking me. And I'm just imagining punching you in the back to cripple you, so you have a damn good reason to not fucking move on the escalator. (I even do my punching face when thinking about it)

 

I think we should just lose the escalators, people are just not ready yet to understand the concept.

People will get more exercise, so get healthier, we would save a lot of energy, and everything would move faster!

 

But that's me, what do you think?

 

7 years 30 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Beijing

 
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no i never stand still.................seriously i play with them all the time like am running on a treadmill or something.........it's really fun though it's childish

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Stand to the right....

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  So this is what we're talking about now.......escalators. Stand to the left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right?

  Escalators.

  And punching people in the back of the head on escalators.

  East meets West on an escalator.

  The 'concept' of escalators.

  Escaletiquette.

  Well I do think that in polite society, punching people in the back of the head for being in front of you on an escalator is generally frowned upon. Different countries have different approaches to how best one might use an escalator: in Russia the escalator is a popular place to socialize and make new friends; the French on the other hand will have nothing to do with escalators, thinking them a product of Satan; Cambodia has strict laws requiring all escalator use to be observed only between the hours of 3 and 5am; whereas the Swiss have escalators in all their homes. It is actually illegal to turn yours off. As a Brit myself I would never use an escalator, preferring to reach my destination by making small bird-like hops up the fire escape. In fact the British, once keen escalator users, now traditionally cover theirs with Slinkies and speed them up. One, eight mile long escalator in Birmingham has been running on full speed with a staggering 2,338, 918 Slinkies travelling pointlessly along it day and night, even though, due to an eye complaint common to the British public, Slinkies are actually completely invisible to the entire population of Great Britain.

 

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Wow...dude...

Just relax...

They're probably tired... Or maybe they're just trying to enjoy their time off after working ridiculous hours for very little pay.  A little relaxation on the escalator isn't going to kill anybody.

 

Have you ever been to the Guangzhou airport? Holy hell that place has got moving sidewalks all over the place and all the people know to stay out of my way when I'm late for my plane or they get run over..  Also the metro at Hong Kong station in Hong Kong has got moving sidewalks all over as well.. People are tired and want to rest while still being able to go on their journey..  

 

My girlfriend and I spent all day at Disneyland walking around from the early morning until the park closed at night, do you think we walked up or down even a single escalator?  NOPE NOPE NOPE!!!

 

The only thing that slightly annoys me is people that get stuck at the end of the escalator.. Had a major pile-up one time in Hong Kong, I think it was Chinese mainland tourists with a couple baby carriages blocking the bottom of the escalator.. We had a major pileup there as the escalator pushed a whole crowd of people into a jammed baby carriage at the bottom of the escalator.   Just plowed my way through like a bull in a china shop and I cleared that clog right up...  pretty sure I broke that baby carriage... but oh wells... Thats what you get.. No baby inside of course, the Chinese couple took their baby and so quickly ran away right before the pileup happened..  Pretty hilarious now that I think about it.  Kinda like.. screw you all, I'm outta here.   Now they need to buy a new baby carriage and my girlfriend thinks I'm even more kick-ass.

 

 

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I think China may be too intense for you, seeing as how something as simple as going on an escalator induces you to thinking about hitting people.

But, hey, that's just me. wink

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I don't walk up or down on escalators and I hate the thought of royals.  The escalators are there so a person does NOT need to walk up stairs. If you like stairs any place that has escalators has stairs. I've seen some stores in China that only have escalators that go up, only stairs or one small elevator to go down. I screwed up my knee last time in China, stairs are a bitch. I suggest you take an even faster route down thou, try a window.

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Thx for your replies.

 

Just to make clear, I don't hit people, never have. I just imagine it, OK? Clear on that?

Like you guys NEEEEEEVER imagine hitting people, pushing them on the ground, kicking them in the face. Some high kicks, boom boom waka.

I off course would never do that for real.

 

"The escalators are there so a person does NOT need to walk up stairs."

 

No they're not, they are there so you can get up or down quicker, moron.

I still believe you should not stand still on the escalator.

The purpose is to get people to move faster.

 

"They're probably tired... Or maybe they're just trying to enjoy their time off after working ridiculous hours for very little pay.  A little relaxation on the escalator isn't going to kill anybody."

 

If you wanna rest, sit on a fucking bench.

BECAUSE that's the purpose of a bench, to have a rest.

It's just logic and that's it.

 

Martian, I don't imagine hitting them in the back of the head, but on their backs, like on the spine so I hit the nerves connected to their lazy ass legs. IMAGINE!

 

This is just an every day experience and everybody would be better off if they would just MOOOOOOOOOVE.

 

But hey, I respect your opinions. No problem.

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Not really, I'm so right, but it just seems the right thing to say.

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after going through question...it makes me  lol...ha ha ha ha ha ha..

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What is your choice, if nobody moves?

 

Do you say: 'Excuse me!???' to everyone (1.3 B) you want to pass? I don't!

 

If everybody stands still, I stand too. Sometimes, when I am in a really, really bad mood, I write down into my black book all minutes I lost.....

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I stand still on escalators.

 

I have bad knees and hips, which makes using stairs not-so-pleasant. If I am forced to walk on a moving escalator, I find it disorienting and best, and painful at worst. The spacing of the treads and risers are purposely made for standing comfortably, not so much for moving over, easily.*

 

The general etiquette**, as far as I know, is to stand to one side so that people who are in a hurry can get by you, if needed...

 

(*I've only had experience with American escalators. Those in other countries may or may not be built to different specifications.

 

** In non-Chinese countries.)

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Seriously?  Getting pissed because people don't walk up an escalator?  Really?  Dude, if something this small pisses you off, you should just buy that return ticket home now because this place will cause you to have a stroke in no time.

 

In the mean time, all areas that have escalators also have staircases, try them.

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From this question i got a good feeling of china... as seems other country has got creepy habits..

 

Escalator is for standing.. the step height is not designed for walking up/down.. its unsafe to move..

http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/none/new-danger-tokyo-walking-escalators-700854

 

So finally found something that china do correct ... 

 

Or are you mentioning about moving walkways??? the ones in airports?

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To the OP, what do I think?  I think you're a prick!

 

Escalators move by themselves, there is a clue there. Don't like it? then just try hitting me, I'll even send some flowers to your widow, (in the extremely unlikely event anyone has ever been stupid enough to marry you).

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I think ive seen only about 4 escalators turned on in China so if you just stand there you aint going anywhere

as for OP

take a breath  nobody in China knows CPR if you stop Breathing well your f@5*ed

Try having a drink or 2

It works for mewink

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Thx for all the replies guys.

Really I enjoy it, but come on.

 

When you're in the subway and there is a sea of people and you're just waiting in line because people are to lazy to take a few steps?

I'm even talking about the small escalators!

Stand on the right, whatever, but you don't hate those people who then stand still on the left while there's an ocean of people behind them?

come oooooooon

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In places like Walmart if you have a cart and the escalator is a belt system, the cart magnetically sticks, you can't walk and it's a long belt. I want moving walkways like in airports to replace sidewalks, you never see the Jetsons walk or run on them.

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Haev you considered an anger management course?

 

I don't think they have them in China though.

 

Alternatively some self-therapy:

 

Observation without judgment is the highest form of human intelligence

 

Krishnamurti

 

and so hard to do!!

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yes instant karma is gunnna get you if you don't watch out

 

who on the earth do you think you are?

 

a superstar?

 

but we all shine on

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