OtherGround Forums Escalator broke dude screamed “Its f*cking stairs”

5/15/19 7:42 PM
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Get off the 5 train at grand central station tonight and for the last week or two they’ve segregated the traffic leaving and entering the subway with those leaving using two escalators and those entering using stairs. 

Tonight I get out of the 5 train and go walking towards where the escalators are and it’s more packed than normal. Turns out the escalator on the right was broken so the dumbass MTA worker decided to block it off making everyone funnel into one escalator. People are screaming at the MTA worker to get out of the way and finally some dude loses his shit and screams “The escalator is not broken, it’s fucking stairs!!!!!” 

Dude keeps repeating that shit like a mantra, powers past the MTA worker and starts walking up the escalator. It was like the dam broke as a whole fuckload of people followed the dude up, cursing at the MTA douche on their way up. Wish I had my fucking camera out as I was fucking dying laughing at this dude losing his shit. 

*Insert “He’s right you know” meme here*

 

#CoolStoryBro

5/15/19 7:47 PM
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Sorry for the conveeeenience.

5/15/19 7:52 PM
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iFish -

Sorry for the conveeeenience.

Came to say this. 

5/15/19 7:54 PM
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I've seen a video of an escalator catastrophically failing and it was horrifying.  If a worker says it's broken, I'm listening to him.

5/15/19 7:54 PM
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Lol!

5/15/19 7:59 PM
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Thrill Hammer -
iFish -

Sorry for the conveeeenience.

Came to say this. 

Yep as soon as I saw the thread title.  RIP Mitch

5/15/19 8:00 PM
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vid of the guy

5/15/19 8:01 PM
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This story would be better if it had a theme song. I'd recommend something like "Coming to America" by Neil Diamond, or "The Wall" by Pink Floyd, but maybe someone else has a better suggestion?
5/15/19 8:04 PM
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That’s hilarious 

5/15/19 8:06 PM
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Describe the guy who lost his shit, lol

5/15/19 8:13 PM
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Lol

5/15/19 8:14 PM
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FreightTrain -

Describe the guy who lost his shit, lol

Shirt and tie, backpack, slightly disheveled, middle aged white dude.

Looked like he was having a rough fucking day and that shit was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. 

 

5/15/19 8:18 PM
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it doesnt make much sense to some people but I guarantee there are people in the world and most definitely on this forum who are not aware when those self propelled steps disappear as your getting off or on them they go completely flat. Now imagine a herd of obese ghetto land cows from New York City are in front of you walking up those "stairs" when the massive weight of such large land lizards cause those steps to flip flat? That's a whole lot of large double cheedeburgers with extra cheese and grease landing on you and your Og sized hog. Not even the girth and stiffness of an Og sized apple bottom smasher would survive. 

5/15/19 8:22 PM
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Picturing that hapless MTA twit getting trampled on by freedom truly warmed the cockles of my heart. Thanks OP.

5/15/19 8:42 PM
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Nitecrawler - 
FreightTrain -

Describe the guy who lost his shit, lol

Shirt and tie, backpack, slightly disheveled, middle aged white dude.

Looked like he was having a rough fucking day and that shit was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. 

 


5/15/19 9:16 PM
1/1/01
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Half the time I've seen an escalator being repaired, they've removed the tred/track at the top or bottom. I'd hate to go up the "stairs" to find there's no way through at the top, and then have to convince everyone else to go back so we could go down the "stairs" and up the working escalator

5/15/19 9:17 PM
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mixedmartialfarts -

I've seen a video of an escalator catastrophically failing and it was horrifying.  If a worker says it's broken, I'm listening to him.

This. Don’t fuck with a broken escalator. 

5/15/19 9:19 PM
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mixedmartialfarts -

I've seen a video of an escalator catastrophically failing and it was horrifying.  If a worker says it's broken, I'm listening to him.

Yeah fuck that

5/15/19 9:24 PM
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5/15/19 9:25 PM
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Brockback Mountain - 

 


HOLY FUCK!

is he dead?
5/15/19 9:25 PM
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WTF is going on here?? Can’t see shit. 

5/15/19 9:27 PM
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Nitecrawler -
FreightTrain -

Describe the guy who lost his shit, lol

Shirt and tie, backpack, slightly disheveled, middle aged white dude.

Looked like he was having a rough fucking day and that shit was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. 

 

Even though I’m not someone who’s in the middle of the country somewhere I’m really glad I don’t have to deal with city life.

Edited: 5/15/19 9:29 PM
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pfsjkd - 
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WTF is going on here?? Can’t see shit. 


He has like a tall box or beam or something that lodges in the ceiling.


As he tries to get it loose the preasure is too much for the step he is on and it eats him.


If i remember correctly he died by getting all mushed up in the machinery.

5/15/19 9:29 PM
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5/15/19 9:44 PM
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^^^Oh fucking no.