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"Their rut looks like a lot more fun than our rut."
Tags:rut, ruts, middle age, middle aged, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, mid life crisis, let down, let downs, comparison, comparisons, escalator, escalators, self comparison, self comparisons, rat race, the rat race, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs
"Oh wait, we need to be on the 1-9 North bound escalator to get to the food court."
"After months of partisan bickering, Congress has finally agreed to put a Slinky on an escalator and see if it goes forever."
Beginner Level Escalators
Tags:escalator, escalators, stairs, take the stairs, taking the stairs, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, healthy living, staircase, staircases, level, levels, game, games, gaming, gamer, gamers, computer game, computer games, beginner, beginners, expert, experts, intermediate, progressing, progression, making progress
"I have no idea where we parked the car, or why we exist."
Tags:philosophy, philosophical, philosophical question, philosophical questions existential, existential crisis, exist, existence, existential anxiety, mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, shopping, escalator, escalators, woman, women, parking lot, parking lots, parked car, parked cars, car, cars, parking, lost, confused, anxious, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, useless, bad memory, can't remember, meaning, meaning of life
"I understand the Everest climb used to be quite a chore."
Tags:mt. everest, everest, mount everest, mountain, mountains, the himalayas, nepal, tibet, china, climb, climbing, mountain climbing, climber, climbers, mountain climber, mountain climbers, chore, escalator, escalators, technology, modern, modern life, sherpa, sherpas, white privilege, picnic, picnics, champagne, lazy, laziness, first world privilege, dark tourism, tourism, tourist, tourists, travelling, traveling, traveller, travellers, traveler, travelers, trip, trips, easy
"O.K., one at a time, step forward and say, 'That's it, lady - you've blocked your last escalator.' "
Tags:lineup, lineups, witness, witnesses, escalator, escalators, rage, rages, raging, lose control, losing control, lose temper, lose your temper, losing your temper, crowd, crowds, mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, shopping spree, shopping sprees, self-control, old lady, old woman, inconsiderate, disproportionate response, disproportionate responses, identify, identifies, identifying, police lineup, police lineups, cop, cops, christmas season, black friday
"Bob was raised in the wilderness by salmon."
Tags:modern, modern life, upstream, swimming upstream, swimming, swim, swims, against the current, current, up stream, up-stream, raised, raised in the wild, in the wild, raised by animals, social cue, social cues, social mores, salmon, river, upriver, up river, businessmen, businessman, commute, commuter, commuting, commuters, subway, subways, underground, metro, train, trains, idiot, idiotic, escalator, escalator etiquette, manners, manner, etiquette, rule, rules, unwritten rules
A London taxi driver speaks. . .
"It was horrible. I was stuck on an escalator for six hours."
Tags:escalator, escalators, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, oblivious, obliviousness, complain, complaining, first world problems, first world problems, drowning your sorrows, idiot, idiots, modern tech, modern technology, modern technologies, modern convenience, modern conveniences
'Hello, 911? I'm trapped on a broken escalator!'
Elderly lady being pulled up an out-of-order stair lift by her pet dog.
"We didn't have these cushy escalators when I was a calf. No siree. We had to jump. And I still have the scars to prove it. Wanna see 'em?"
Tags:nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, nursery song, nursery songs, cow jumped over the moon, literary character, hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, cow, cows, reminiscing, reminisce, generation gap, generation gaps, escalator, escalators, moon, moons, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales
"Sorry I pounced on you like that in front of the board, Tom."
Tags:werewolf, business, board meeting, workers, escalator, corporate, black and white, business meeting, business suit, corporate life, full moon, werewolf, board, board of directors, meeting, meetings, management, corporations, betrayal, pass thee buck, blame, point the finger, blame game, shred, shreds, shredded, wolf, suit, jacket, dress shirt, shirt, pun, double-entendre
Tags:mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, shopping center, shopping centers, shopping centre, shopping centres, escalator, escalators, top o the morning, top of the morning, greeting, greetings, customer, customers, shopper, shoppers, shopping, morning, mornings, modern life, small talk, mundane, monotony, monotonous
Domino trips in line for an escalator
"Oh, God! It's really been one of those days!"
Tags:escalator, escalators, bad day, bad days, lousy day, lousy days, one of those days, murphy's law, accident, accidents, accidental, mistake, mistakes, mishap, mishaps, stuck, crush, crushed, department store, department stores, shop, shops, shopping, mall, malls, worst case scenario, worst case scenarios, bad luck, unlucky
"We made it more convenient so that you don't even have to walk now."
Escalator Diving Board
Tags:escalator, escalators, diving, dive, diver, divers, swimming pool, swimming pools, wealth, wealthy, lazy, laziness, dependence, dependant, dependency, privilege, privileged, butler, butlers, diving boards, diving board, tourist, tourists, tourism, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, obesity, obese, over weight, over-weight, obesity crisis, affluent, affluence, luxury, luxurious, excess, modern life, modern attitudes, first world problems, mobility
"Go ahead. I'm just waiting for my little brother to go around and pop back up."
'It was your choice to escalate this argument...not mine!'
'I'll fix you! But Good!'
'I don;t see how that's going to work?'
Auditions: To Perform at Metro Stations Today.
'The brakes aren't working because of 'mechanical fatigue'...The escalator isn't working because of 'mechanical fatigue'...why don't you walk up?'