Thursday, July 8, 2010

The List 02: Run up an Escalator the Wrong Way

escalator Pictures, Images and Photos
You need plenty of stamina for this. When you're standing at the bottom of an escalator, running up it doesn't seem such a daunting prospect. After all, they move pretty slow, and you can easily see the top. However, you've got to remember that an average escalator is one and a half times longer than a staircase of the same size. And don't forget that the steps are much higher and will require more exertion.
Still up for the challenge??

Running to Stand Still?

  • find an escalator. Shopping malls are probably your best bet, or if you live near a subway, you've got plenty of choice. Start with a short one and pace yourself, or you'll run out of steam before you reach the top. It's a long, humiliating way down if you fail.
  • Make sure you've got appropriate footwear on and you're not wearing any clothes that might trip you up or get caught in the escalator.
  • Use an empty escalator. Other users won't be too happy if you barge past them and you might get told off. They'll also block your way and slow you down.
  • Remember, where there is an up escalator, there is a down one too!

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