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Old 07-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeNFO View Post
Here in the DC area, the locals all know the drill: to the right if you want to stand, to the left if you're walking. Tourists in the Metro are obvious in many ways, especially when they exhibit their lack of escalator etiquette. Usually a polite but firm "excuse me" will take care of the problem.
Dang right! First thing I learned riding the Metro was, you had better stay the heck out of the way on the right if you aren't walking on the escalator. Denver was more laid back , and no one just walked around the standees.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:29 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by tiuxiu View Post
I understand it is allowed, I just don't get the reasoning behind it since when trying to get from point A to point B my instinct is to continue walking at a normal pace when the opportunity presents itself.

Otherwise why not occasionally stop and stand in place even when there is no moving walkway? Resume walking later, you'll get there eventually.
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Apparently you have never experienced knee, hip, or heart surgery. Live and learn.
Airport moving walkways in particular were a godsend for my parents and DW's parents and her brother, but I'm sure they would stand to one side for the more abled to walk by.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:32 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Sittingduck View Post
Apparently you have never experienced knee, hip, or heart surgery. Live and learn.
I clearly stated I was wondering about healthy people who stand instead of walking, so I'm not sure what your assumptions of my experience with various ailments has to do with anything:

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I don't even understand why healthy people stop on them at all

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