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Seattlites do not understand proper escalator behavior. They don't stand to the rigt and make room for those that want to walk up the steps, they just put both hands on the rails and take up as much room as possible. I HATE IT!!! It's becasue we don't have a subway, people in cities with subways totally get it. Sydney, NY, Paris EXCELLENT escalater curtiousy. Seattlites are passive agressive and take up too much space on thier moving stairs. Some bitch glared at me for trying to get around her while she spread out both her legs and arms and took up the whole damn stair! Like I was the bitch. Perhaps people just think it's weird to want to move when the stair moves for you but, damn it I'm in a HURRY! I have coffee to get and work to get to. OUT OF MY WAY! And this was at the state convention center btw...

SO To anybody form out of town, either internationally or from any other big city I officially apoligize for my city's lack of common, internationally understood, escalator curtiousy. They just haven't had cause to know any better.

That is all.


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Nov. 30th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
You know...I didn't wanna be the first one to say it, but this pisses me right the fuck off, too! Maybe it's coming from the east coast where, frankly, politeness is rather more common, but this is something I've noticed too.

I don't know if it's thoughtless discourtesy, or a driving need to establish one's superiority any way one can, but it doesn't matter; this tendency on the part of Seattle residents does get under my skin sometimes. That...and the weird looks I get when I hold a door open for a complete stranger.
Nov. 30th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
I think it's probably thoughtlessness. I mean I didn't really learn escalater courtesy until I traveled and all the cities I traveled to had a subway and I remember initally not staying to the side at first but I learned that lesson pretty fucking quick. Now it really gets under my skin here in Seattle. I"m so glad someone's with me on this.

You get weird looks when you open doors for people? I haven't noticed that, but perhaps I make a weird look when a door is opened for me becasue I'm usually one the holds the door open for others. :)
Nov. 30th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
I think people aren't expecting door-holding courtesy in this town...
Nov. 30th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
I just say "excuse me" and squish by, I add an "on your left" if I have to. You need to learn them!
Nov. 30th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
This annoys me every single time I use an escalator. I don't think people are being intentionally rude, though. I think it's just that Americans are fat and lazy and they don't realize that escalators were invented to speed up your travel, not provide an excuse to stop and rest for a moment.
Nov. 30th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and it's going to continue annoying us as people are out shopping for x-mas and taking up the whole dams escalator with thier bags and shit. grr.
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