LRB · Peter Campbell · Why does it take so long to mend an escalator?: riding the escalators

Stepping onto an escalator is an act of faith. From time to time you see people poised at the top, advised by instinct not to launch themselves onto the river of treads. Riding the moving stairs is an adventure for the toddling young and a challenge to the tottering old. Natural hesitancy . . .

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