Friday, September 25, 2009

Acceptable Escalator Space.


Dear Blog Readers,
I would like to take a minute to rack your brains and appeal to your logical side. Just exactly what defines acceptable escalator space? You know that space I'm talking about- the number of steps between you and your fellow escalator-riding neighbor?


Personally? Two is alright, but I prefer three. It's just a nice bit of space between you and the rider in front of you. Nobody wants to be all up in your hoo-ha when riding up a flight or two of stairs, so in my book, three escalator steps, it is (especially if you're at the airport and luggage is involved!).


Now, riddle me this: Why in heaven's name would one particular escalator-rider step onto the escalator and choose to stand on the step directly behind ME, their fellow escalator-riding, business-minding neighbor? I don't want you all up in my hoo-ha while riding up two flights of stairs. Yes, I showered this morning. Yes, my scrubs are clean and smell faintly of Gain's Lavender Fresh scent dryer sheets. But, have you ever heard of something called personal space?

Maybe my fellow escalator rider missed that particular memo, "How to Ride the Escalator and Not Be All Up In Your Neighbor's Hoo-Ha." In any case, I'd like to thank them for giving me a major case of the willies at approximately 7:30 this morning. And for giving me a reason to write a blog post in which I was able to use the word "hoo-ha" multiple times.

9 comments :

  1. I would say it depends on how crowded the elevator is. But in general, 3 steps is a good rule of thumb.

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  2. I leave 4... unless it's super crowded, then maybe 2. But 0? That's creepy!

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  3. Ha - 2-3 would be a safe bet. Same goes for public restrooms. If there are like 5 stalls, and 2 people - NO need to go right next to each other!! EW! That drives me crazy.

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  4. Definitely more than 1! What was that person thinking?? Much too close for comfort.

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  5. Definitely at least 2 steps. I only do 3 if I'm carrying a large bag.

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  6. Just stumble upon your blog and love it that someone else says Hoo-Ha!...too funny! PS I am an Oncology nurse too...just not in my twenties anymore :)

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  7. I love the multiple hoo-ha usages... ha hahahah hahaha. And 3 is the minimum... I never understood why people needed to be so flippin' close... isn't it akward for them too? Pressed all up against a stranger, when there is plenty of room... weirdo much??

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  8. This made me crack up laughing. When we moved to Germany, we had to get used to the fact that they have no space issues. In line you can feel them on your neck. Escalators...the same step or the one beneath you. Always.

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  9. UGH! What is wrong with people. I get really upset in line at the grocery store when people are too close. I give lot's of space between myself and the person in front on me. I've taken to standing sideways and my hand on my hip and elbow out so people can't get too close. Oh, I'm getting upset right now just thinking about it!!!

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