After discovering this news, I’m like 95% sure that my entire world is shattered. Get ready because I’m about to shatter yours, too.
You know how you’re supposed to stand on the right and walk on the left when you’re on an escalator? Apparently that’s completely wrong, according to the head of DC’s Metro system. In an interview with DC’s NBC station (NBC 4), Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said that there IS a correct way to use an escalator and it involves just standing there.
Wiedefeld goes on to say that escalators are “very sensitive pieces of equipment,” which makes me wonder if he’s grown a little too attached to escalators in general.
If you’re wondering where you should be standing, major escalator manufacturer OTIS says that right in the middle of the step is the sweet spot.
After all, these are VERY sensitive machines.