Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PSA on Escalators



Here at the blog, I like to cover a wide variety of topics. Sometimes you'll read about handy gardening tips, others might concern the plight of the middle east. However, today, I'd like to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart, and one I'm sure has touched your life.

We've gotten lazy in America, today. So lazy, in fact, that we treat escalators - those convenient, rotating sets of stairs found in multi-floored buildings, shops, airports, etc. - as though they were the latest and greatest carnival ride. They're not. They move for a reason. They are created, and intended, for massive amounts of people to get up and down the various floors more quickly than an ordinary set of stairs. However, this cannot be achieved if a person briskly walks up to the escalator, steps onto its moving stair, and then simply stands there. This defeats the very purpose of escalators. Yes, I've even seen one girl get on one such contraption and then SIT DOWN. COME ON PEOPLE!!!

To reiterate: the escalator is not a ride. A lot of people would like to hurry up and get to where they're going, but this can't be done if we are too lazy to walk up the moving stairs. Oh, and this same statement goes for the moving walkway in an airport. They move so that you can walk that mile-long stretch of airport in a couple of minutes instead of milling about the insanely crowded population for half an hour trying to get to your gate on time. We've got places to go and other people to see than the back of your lazy head.

Remember those old puppet/claymation Christmas movies everyone loves? Remember the one about the origins of Santa Claus? Remember the song with the lyrics "Just put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking 'cross the floor!"

Yeah...do that.

This public service announcement has been brought to you by Citizens for a Less Lazy America.

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

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