Everybody knows that the left lane of the escalator is the walking lane. The fast lane, if you so wish. However, when there is an elevator outage – which happens more often than not, especially in the metro system – that rule does not seem to apply. The fast lane mysteriously disappears.
People start walking all over the place. In their own pace. The mission of zigzagging is almost impossible. All of a sudden, nobody pays any respect to those in a hurry. How annoying, huh? And what a weird thing to even think about, yes, I know. But that's just how my brain works.
I'm an observer, a thinker, a wonderer and a wanderer. And yes, I always choose the walking lane, the fast lane, when stepping onto the escalator. Why waste time standing still?