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Wolf Bite Wednesday (Rechts Stehen; Links Gehen!)

Every time I am on the stairs or escalators of the T (subway for you non Bostonians), I want to shout “Rechts stehen; Links gehen!!”  a handy phrase I picked up on my visit to Germany.

If the Europeans who drive on the wrong side of the road can understand that you stick to the right on the stairs, then you people should be able to.  I mean, really, it’s not that hard.  Why do you veer off to the left?  Worse, why veer off to the left on an escalator and then stand there leaving a line of people stuck behind you moving at a snail’s pace and missing their buses by milliseconds because you were too damn lazy not only to climb the moving stairs but also to take two tiny steps to your right?!  And then you have the nerve to glare at us would-be active folk who dare to ask you to move your royal ass aside. 

And let’s not forget the folk on the stairs who decide that rules don’t apply to them and barrel down the left-hand side, nearly knocking over the people climbing up the stairs.  Then you have the gall to get angry at us for the near collision when it’s you who is at fault.  YOU

So the next time you find yourself on an escalator and you want to be even lazier than you already are, keep to the right.

The next time you’re barreling down the stairs, keep to the right.

Rechts stehen; Links gehen.  It’s really not that hard, folks.

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  1. March 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Yeah we drive on the left hand side of the road, but you stand to the right of an escalator. Everyone knows that on the tube in London your welcoming a good telling off if you block the left hand side of the escalator, no prisoners taken you will be shouted at or physically moved haha.

    • March 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      This may be the one area in which Bostonians are *too* polite. 😉

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