Friday, July 04, 2008

Puzzle

I've never understood this: people who get to the top of an escalator and stop and stand and stare. Dead ahead, usually at a wall or a mannequin. Or blankly into space.

I could understand it if they stopped to look at a direction sign or similar, though I reserve my right to be irritated by them, but some idiot stood standing staring into space is not what you want to be stepping out to when it's your turn to get to the top of the escalator. There were six of us behind one such idiot this afternoon, all trying to look like we were just about to reach the top step.

In the end an old lady prodded his hamstring with her shopping trolley and we all sidled through the gap before he could reposition himself.

3 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I so agree! This has happened to me so often, and it has also happened on narrow sidewalks where three or more individuals decide to stand still and carry on a meaningless conversation, thus blocking the way of those of us who are trying to walk on by. It happened to me in Montreal too, in May.

I love this photo on your profile...is it really you?

Kevin Musgrove said...

The photo isn't me; it's a model posing as me.

I don't show up on silver emulsion film.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

You don't show up on silver emulsion film? Could this have something to do with distant ancestors from Transylvania, one wonders...