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(My Fox DC)   Will tourists ever learn? Don't they know to never wear flip-flops on a DC subway escalator in 100+ degree weather? And then not reach for it with your hand when it gets trapped?   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 117
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2012-07-17 11:54:19 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-18 12:03:32 AM
I dated a girl who did that in an escalator in a Marta station in Atlanta. It just ate her flip flop, not her actual feet happily. But I was like, didn't anyone ever teach you you're supposed to STEP OVER THAT PART?
 
2012-07-18 12:10:36 AM
I picked up a metal splinter from an escalator in the K of P mall back in '68. It was hell. Sheer hell. It was so bad I didn't have to go to Vietnam.
 
2012-07-18 12:12:32 AM
Done in one.
 
2012-07-18 12:14:28 AM
How many people were trapped?
 
2012-07-18 12:15:57 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How many people were trapped?


All of them, I'm afraid.
 
2012-07-18 12:17:40 AM
Thank you for the convenience.
 
2012-07-18 12:42:41 AM
i was on the National Mall when all the firetrucks showed up, it was insane. I thought something HUGE had happened but the emergency people didn't seem that rushed or panicked. I wondered how someone got their fingers stuck in an escalator.
 
2012-07-18 12:59:35 AM

oi_piss_me_off: i was on the National Mall when all the firetrucks showed up, it was insane. I thought something HUGE had happened but the emergency people didn't seem that rushed or panicked. I wondered how someone got their fingers stuck in an escalator.


Easy.
 
2012-07-18 01:07:18 AM

oi_piss_me_off: i was on the National Mall when all the firetrucks showed up, it was insane. I thought something HUGE had happened but the emergency people didn't seem that rushed or panicked. I wondered how someone got their fingers stuck in an escalator.


On the other hand, Accidents Will Happen.
 
2012-07-18 01:27:18 AM
I got my hand stuck in an escalator at the Montgomery Ward when I was 5.

I still have all my fingers so it must not have been that bad.

/schemy fingers
 
2012-07-18 01:31:06 AM
Marcus Aurelius

oi_piss_me_off: i was on the National Mall when all the firetrucks showed up, it was insane. I thought something HUGE had happened but the emergency people didn't seem that rushed or panicked. I wondered how someone got their fingers stuck in an escalator.

Easy.



What...in the world...
 
2012-07-18 03:03:11 AM
Wait- there are escalators on the metro that actually move?
 
2012-07-18 04:02:20 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-18 05:58:07 AM
CSB: I once got pantsed by an escalator in the middle of a very busy mall.

/I wasn't dumb enough to pull them out myself, though.
//Too busy covering my crotch with one hand and my ass with the other.
 
2012-07-18 06:01:21 AM
No wonder he got hurt. Look how wrecked the Museum Station stop is on the Metro

images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-18 06:02:33 AM
I wore flip flops yesterday with no great calamity. Wearing them again today!
 
2012-07-18 06:05:07 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: CSB: I once got pantsed by an escalator in the middle of a very busy mall


Pfft..Now, if had given you a wedgie, I'd be impressed.
 
2012-07-18 06:07:40 AM

cptjeff: Wait- there are escalators on the metro that actually move?


A valid statement.

Yet really, I've used DC metro since I was six and I still don't know how this is possible - the person must have been trying to do so. Worst I've gotten is a shoelace stuck, and that was after a bender.
 
2012-07-18 06:08:53 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: CSB: I once got pantsed by an escalator in the middle of a very busy mall.

/I wasn't dumb enough to pull them out myself, though.
//Too busy covering my crotch with one hand and my ass with the other.


Well that's the risk you take when you choose to go commando.
 
2012-07-18 06:08:53 AM
I've been to DC a lot over the years on business, and a couple of family trips. Learned early on to avoid the Smithsonian station in the summer time. If I was actually going to the Mall, either Federal Triangle or L'Enfant Maryland Street exit worked just fine.
 
2012-07-18 06:12:54 AM
I bet that stupid tourist motherfarker was standing on the left-hand side too. Fark him.
 
2012-07-18 06:16:59 AM
My dad made the big red plastic emergency call buttons that used to be (maybe still are?) in all of the metro stations.

Every single one.

By himself. In a barn.

/CSB
 
2012-07-18 06:19:14 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I bet that stupid tourist motherfarker was standing on the left-hand side too. Fark him.


Better yet, he was standing side by side with his entire family, taking group photos.
 
2012-07-18 06:22:17 AM

Unobtanium: I've been to DC a lot over the years on business, and a couple of family trips. Learned early on to avoid the Smithsonian station in the summer time. If I was actually going to the Mall, either Federal Triangle or L'Enfant Maryland Street exit worked just fine.


If possible, summertime in DC should be avoided at all cost.
 
2012-07-18 06:30:55 AM

cptjeff: Wait- there are escalators on the metro that actually move?


Beat me to it.

Story sounds false. Everyone knows the metro escalators simply don't work.
 
2012-07-18 06:41:16 AM
It's not summer in DC until a tourist gets their fingers or toes stuck in a Metro escalator. Happens every year, at least once.
 
2012-07-18 06:42:49 AM
Do those things actually stop when something squishy is caught in the steps or is it good-bye body part if someone can't switch it off fast enough?
 
2012-07-18 06:50:29 AM
14 year old kid from canada. meh
 
2012-07-18 06:59:59 AM
That's what they get for standing on the left.
 
2012-07-18 07:00:11 AM

Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.


www.magiceye3ds.com

 
2012-07-18 07:06:32 AM

skinink: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.
[www.magiceye3ds.com image 576x396]


That's not a schooner.
 
2012-07-18 07:06:38 AM
He was reported as saying, "Ow! OOOOWWW!! Sorry."
 
2012-07-18 07:10:19 AM

skinink: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.
[www.magiceye3ds.com image 576x396]


Hey! I second what untaken_name said
 
2012-07-18 07:12:28 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I bet that stupid tourist motherfarker was standing on the left-hand side too. Fark him.


A few weeks ago I decided to metro into DC rather than drive, I saw a guy FREAK THE FARK OUT at this family of 4 that did not grasp escalator etiquette. Amused the hell out of me.
 
2012-07-18 07:19:12 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
So the escators are now temporaily stairs?
 
2012-07-18 07:20:40 AM

tomo12144: No wonder he got hurt. Look how wrecked the Museum Station stop is on the Metro

[images.wikia.com image 850x637]


Fail! Everyone knows you should take the A train to Harlem.
 
2012-07-18 07:21:20 AM
Perhaps if people could be troubled to wear actual shoes or sandals rather than shuffling around in flip-flops, this wouldn't be a problem.

I'm all for casual dress, but flip-flops in public are just too slovenly. Also, I don't understand why women who seem to spend time and effort picking out nice outfits and jewelry will ruin the effect and run around town like they just got a pedicure.
 
2012-07-18 07:24:17 AM
synconation.com
 
2012-07-18 07:29:59 AM

SlothB77: 14 year old kid from canada. meh


Up here we would have left him for the polar bears who come out mostly at night. Mostly..
 
2012-07-18 07:32:03 AM

Endive Wombat: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I bet that stupid tourist motherfarker was standing on the left-hand side too. Fark him.

A few weeks ago I decided to metro into DC rather than drive, I saw a guy FREAK THE FARK OUT at this family of 4 that did not grasp escalator etiquette. Amused the hell out of me.


Oh and it only took me one trip down to pick that up when I was there. They must grow them stupid
 
2012-07-18 07:41:04 AM
Marcus Aurelius: I picked up a metal splinter from an escalator in the K of P mall back in '68. It was hell. Sheer hell. It was so bad I didn't have to go to Vietnam.

I didn't have to go to Vietnam in '68 because I was aged +/- 6 months that year. Damn Vietcong would have tormented me by playing "peek-a-boo!!" Or amused me. One of those.
 
2012-07-18 07:49:56 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

"He got caught in a what?

"Escalator."

"But I'm asking you right now."
 
2012-07-18 07:52:38 AM
They really ought to rename that station to "Mall South" or something that doesn't scream "Smithsonian." That's the tourist-hell station -- it's overcrowded, full of escalefters, and takes forever to get out of there because it's usually the tourists' first experience with exiting the system.

The sad thing is that the "smithsonians" that most tourists are likely going to are closer to other stations, such as L'Enfant (if air & space or american indian) or Judiciary Square (if the national galleries), Metro Center (if american history), or gallery place (if natural history). Which are the most popular museums on the mall.

I don't see that many tourists rushing to go to the sackler, freer, or the african art museums, which are closest to the "smithsonian" stop.

Which just goes to show how stupid most dc tourists are, because the sackler and the african art museums are the best ones.

/farking hate dc in the summer.
 
2012-07-18 07:53:08 AM

juvandy: My dad made the big red plastic emergency call buttons that used to be (maybe still are?) in all of the metro stations.

Every single one.

By himself. In a barn.

/CSB


Barns: The ultimate building. Is there anything you can't do in a barn?
 
2012-07-18 07:53:16 AM

Nogale: Perhaps if people could be troubled to wear actual shoes or sandals rather than shuffling around in flip-flops, this wouldn't be a problem.

I'm all for casual dress, but flip-flops in public are just too slovenly. Also, I don't understand why women who seem to spend time and effort picking out nice outfits and jewelry will ruin the effect and run around town like they just got a pedicure.


Seriously, Mr. Blackwell, take it down a few notches.
 
2012-07-18 08:00:15 AM

tomo12144: No wonder he got hurt. Look how wrecked the Museum Station stop is on the Metro

[images.wikia.com image 850x637]


LOL! You beat me to it.
 
2012-07-18 08:00:58 AM

Tax Boy: They really ought to rename that station to "Mall South" or something that doesn't scream "Smithsonian." That's the tourist-hell station -- it's overcrowded, full of escalefters, and takes forever to get out of there because it's usually the tourists' first experience with exiting the system.

The sad thing is that the "smithsonians" that most tourists are likely going to are closer to other stations, such as L'Enfant (if air & space or american indian) or Judiciary Square (if the national galleries), Metro Center (if american history), or gallery place (if natural history). Which are the most popular museums on the mall.

I don't see that many tourists rushing to go to the sackler, freer, or the african art museums, which are closest to the "smithsonian" stop.

Which just goes to show how stupid most dc tourists are, because the sackler and the african art museums are the best ones.

/farking hate dc in the summer.


I used to work at the BEP. I had to take the Smithsonian station, to work, every day.

/mostly hated Nationals games.
//not sure why, but black women were always the best at clearing tourists out of the left of the escalator, I'm guessing the tourists were scared of brown people.
 
2012-07-18 08:04:24 AM

Nogale: Perhaps if people could be troubled to wear actual shoes or sandals rather than shuffling around in flip-flops, this wouldn't be a problem.


I just don't get flip-flops. I wear them in the locker room and at the pool, and they're not particularly good shoes to walk around in.

You've got to wonder about the quality of these tourists' footwear if they're thinking "I'm going to walking several miles around DC to visit museums and memorials. I should wear my comfortable shoes for this."

/Fun fact: Did you know that DC is zombie apocalypse resistant because 90% of DC tourists leave their brains at home when they visit here?
 
2012-07-18 08:18:41 AM

tomo12144: skinink: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.
[www.magiceye3ds.com image 576x396]

Hey! I second what untaken_name said


Is that the actual picture from the movie? If so, that must be why Willam couldn't see it. They were all messing with him.

ComicBookGuy: Marcus Aurelius: I picked up a metal splinter from an escalator in the K of P mall back in '68. It was hell. Sheer hell. It was so bad I didn't have to go to Vietnam.

I didn't have to go to Vietnam in '68 because I was aged +/- 6 months that year. Damn Vietcong would have tormented me by playing "peek-a-boo!!" Or amused me. One of those.


My dad served in the Army back then and by pure luck was selected to go to Germany instead. The Vietcong never got a chance at me.
 
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