When You Stand on an Escalator and Don't Let People Pass
by Kevin Robinson
“I swear to God, I’m going to punch these people in the back of the head!” she whispered to herself. It wasn’t really their fault. They could no more move than she could. This was the problem with escalators. Too many of those escalating, feel entitled to just stand and let the machine do all the goddamn work.
“MOVE DUMB ASSES!!” She screamed in her thoughts. The sheep in front of her, passively ascending, paid her no mind. “Why do we tolerate this?” she asked herself. “We could all be climbing to endless slaughter here and I doubt these fools would bat a fucking eyelash.”
She shifted uncomfortably from foot to foot and struggled to resist the urge to shove the people in front of her. This close to her breaking point, but she was finally nearing the top of the escalator. She could see people just a few steps in front of her stepping off. Then the people directly in front of her stepped off. Finally, it was her turn. She leapt off the escalator, racing towards the mall bathroom.