If you miraculously find a working escalator somewhere in the New York City subway system…
1) Alert us immediately. They are, in fact, an endangered species
2) Walk on the left side, and stand on the right. Don’t be a dick and stand in the middle, or next to your girlfriend.
Folks, it’s a simple concept. If you’re feeling a little lazy, had a rough night, have a bum leg, whatever…stand on the right side of the escalator. Allow those of us that would like to walk on the left side to pass you.
If you want to ride all the way from top to bottom, no problem Knock yourself out. Just keep right.
Don’t believe me? Tomorrow morning, get on the busy escalator and stand still on the left side. Half way up, turn around and look behind you. Be careful, you might get smacked.
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David Mack (MTA vice chairman) stop being a dick.
“If you [the average rider] saw something and called it in, it goes right there,” Mack told reporters at a committee meeting, kicking a garbage can.
“Why should I ride [the train] and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?” asked Mack, who has six free E-ZPasses. [New York Post]
In case you haven’t been following, the MTA Board is having a hissyfit because they are going to have their lifetime E-ZPasses and train passes taken away. Mack has SIX free E-ZPasses. However, he now claims to be paying them himself while behind the scenes trying to get board members to fight the proposed ruling.
Keep in mind folks, these jerks are multimillionaires who don’t want to pony up the money.
So his belief is that unless the trains are free, the board members won’t bother to ride…which relates back to his first quote.
The board members need to ride the train because, generally speaking, it is only the board members who get their complaints handled. When you and I report a problem, our complaints are ignored.