It’s a pretty well known fact that if your going up or down an escalator that you stand on the right and walk on the left. Unfortunately many inconsiderate assholes in New York City choose to disregard this basic and simple practice when entering and/or leaving the subways.
So why does this happen? Why do people choose to ignore this common code of decency? Is it due to a lack of knowledge of this standard rule? Or because of a sudden lapse of common sense? No! It is because of people’s sheer and complete thoughtfulness, inconsideration, and unawareness that drives these actions.
It is inconceivable that most people seem to just forget this common practice and common courtesy of standing on the right when stepping upon an escalator. This custom is as well established as the general rules of the road; fast drivers on the left and slower drivers on the right.
But sadly many people are jackasses who choose to ignore such simple and mindful principles that impact a great deal of others who are just trying to get places.
So what should one do when they run into and/or experience this hinderance? Scream (or maybe politely ask) the impediment to move the hell out of the way! Or if feeling polite, nicely ask the absentminded and senseless person to move out of the way so as not to block everyone else that is trying to get to their destination in a timely matter.