Don’t be an escalefter

12 Sep

The surest way to reveal yourself as a DC newbie is to stand on the left side of a Metro escalator. Left is for people who want to walk up or down the escalator. If you want to stand, do it on the right. Otherwise, there is a very high probability–depending on the length of the escalator and time of day–that you will be yelled at (something to the affect of “Stand on the right!”).

People who are in a hurry walk up the left side of the escalator and don’t take kindly to being forced to stop. It’s a common mistake that tourists make, but residents should know better.

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    […] living in a happening apartment in Georgetown. We’ve adapted the local ways of scoffing at escalefters and avoiding the Smithsonian Metro station on weekends. We’ve waited in more lines than […]

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