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Originally posted by thickblkbarbie thickblkbarbie wrote:

Stand, I am afraid i will trip and scuff my knees, or shoe lace will get caught

this is me. I could never walk/run. Scary. takes me like 10 seconds to find the "right" step before i get on...i know, i know
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I'm with you WF.
When it's time to get off I have to time my step lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wildfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 1:04pm
^^OMG...me too...LOL.i went overseas, and couldn't find regular stairs/elevators anywhere...i was forced to get on them damn things all day everyday. I still couldn't get over the lump in my throat whenever we approached one.
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Its very similar to driving on the highway.  Your far left lane is the fast lane and if you are moving slow in this lane, you need to move to the right lane and let other cars pass.  Unfortunately, a lot of people do not understand this concept and persistently block lanes.
 
This issue matters to people when they are in a rush.   Walking up the stairs takes up more time then walking up an escalator.  When you are trying to catch a bus or train, every second counts.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

I stand.

If I wanted exercise, I'd go take the stairs.


lol. this is my reason for walking them
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when I worked near a MD Metro station, it used to be so funny to watch  people come running up to the escalator to get to the train; hop on escalator, and just stand. The funny part would be that the escalator was turned off at certain times of the day. We'd watch to see how long it took them to realize the stairs weren't moving and start walking the escalator steps . Sometimes it would take a while lol.
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My fitbit encourages me to take as many steps as possible. LOL  
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I will do both, depending on my mood, and how long the escalator is.  Generally, in the afternoons I walk til I get to a stationary person and then just stand.  If there is no one standing, I'll just keep walking.  On my "eff it" days, I'm riding all the way up.  
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