Thursday, April 30, 2015

Going back the wrong way

Looking back now I am not very sure why this particular incident did take place or, I should say, why I did what I did on that day in the fall of 2014. Suffice it to say that this is what happened.

Mom and I approached the escalator and I decided to descend ahead of her. About a quarter of the way down I heard her say that she did not want to use the escalator. Not sure what got into me at that moment but I immediately turned and decided to walk back up the escalator. Keep in mind that I was now going backwards.

As it turns out, it was not as difficult as I thought. Maybe I did not have time to think as my one focus was to get back to Mom and help her. I barely felt the moving stairs beneath my feet as I jogged back to the top and there was a nice man who came down to help me. There was also a lady at the top who I believe just simply stood and watched as she could not believe her eyes.

Yes, someone going backwards on an escalator. I guess that when you can't really see what is going on, it is often easier for you to take matters into your own hands without any thought of a maybe pending danger.

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