Escalator Design Fail [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago Funny

I don"t think the engineer of this escalator understood the functionality of the device.
There are 71 comments:
Female 126
HAHAHA. NOW I UNDERSTAND...
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Male 4
Mk, to clear everything up (if you choose to listen to me, that is) this is at a health clinic. It`s an attempt at a joke. I saw this on another site, and someone said it was at a health clinic near them, and 2 or 3 others confirmed it.
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Male 124
Someone from France go check...:D....but usually if an escalator is under repair they won`t put white box over it...usually just close off the entrance and exit...:D
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Female 5,222
lmao
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Male 118
If the handrails move that would be even weirder
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Male 3,915
lol @ blank check and good quote gn0m3...i liked it...=)
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Male 1,360
I wish it was in belgium but it takes place in France.SNCF
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Male 420
maybe the escalator broke so much they just gave up fixing it. as Mitch Hedberg said, "and escalator can never break, it can only become stairs"
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Male 345
Seems like much ado about nothing.
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Male 19
"I`m saying there is an escalator on either side - you are seeing the handrail from each of them and assuming they go with the stairs in the middle."

Unless aparations are using the "escalator" on the left, that wall seems pretty solid to me. (either that, or its the new giant white step design i`ve been hearing so much about.)

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Male 1,003
lol I hope that was done on purpose and it wasn`t just some horrible mistake.
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Male 191
This took me a while i was looking at the sign then I actually looked at the escalator and understood

and lol @alfietoons comment

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Male 117
Would`ve been funnier if I`d seen it on my own :P
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Male 1,403
@beternal-
if you took a look at the pic you`d realize how wrong you are
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Female 97
meh funny telling people you need to walk and move your body
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Male 295
Keaton, Beternal. No wrongo. Look close, the railing on the right side of the picture, on the other side of that, beside the stairs, or rather, if we go by what you think, in the path of the other escalator there is that blue and white stand. Not only that, but you can see tiled floor on either side, there are NO escalators.
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Male 1,164
no.. no... no you are all wrong... its obvious, the stair felt outdated just as a middle age man does, so he tries to fit in with the new escalomator-bobs and got himself some shiny new moving hip-hop handrails
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Female 23
OK whoever designed that REALLY has no concept of the fact that they r just stairs now pretending 2 b an escalator
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Male 2,586
I`m saying there is an escalator on either side - you are seeing the handrail from each of them and assuming they go with the stairs in the middle.

|----|=======|----|
|----|=======|----|
|----|=======|----|

(esc)(stairs)(esc)

-yes I am that bored that i drew it out for you lot :)

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Male 679
Actually, I think it`s a stairway in between two escalators... the escalator on the left is under construction and covered with white panels, so you can`t see the other railing (and the second railing for the escalator on the right is out of the picture)
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Male 2,238
*facepalm facepalm facepalm*
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Female 98
Ok, to settle this stupidity once and for all:

THOSE ARE STAIRS.

This is not the Matrix. There is no escalator. No matter how much you try to bend your mind the fact and reality is those are stairs. They put escalator railings on a set of stairs. Why? Who`s really going to admit to the "Why" here? NO ONE.

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Male 8,302
> beternal

You DID actually look at the photo, right? So you`re saying the left side is the right side, and the right side is the wrong side?

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Male 2,586
lol, please say you lot have worked it out by now!!!

It`s TWO escalators- one either side of the stairs - you`re seeing the right rail of the left one and the left rail of the right one.

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Male 8,302
OldOllie, I`d say it was the other way around - broken escalator could easily be locked to not move at all. More likely, the plans called for an escalator but the budget ran short, so until they get more money, a temporary staircase occupies the escalator space.
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Male 403
Uber!
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Male 15,832
""There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it."

If the escalator broke why would you replace it with stairs? Just leave as it is and it will be stairs."

Maybe when it broke, the escalator steps were free to move so that you couldn`t make any headway going up; however, you could coast down, provided there weren`t too many people on it, which would make it go really fast, and then they`d all crash in a bloody heap at the bottom, and then they`d all sue the airport for not putting in stairs. Then they put in the stairs. Yeah, I bet that`s exactly what happened. ;-/

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Male 6
WTF!!! Who disigned that piece of crap. I meen seriously!!! God they must be a bunch of idiots!
)-|
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Male 670
lol. ive never seen a dogsled or an igloo before.
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Female 15,763
"Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins"

I love you have my children. o-o

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Female 414
"Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins "

ha. stereotypes FTW

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Male 3,756
A lot of the people calling Americans lazy are from America. Self-loathing, anyone? Or is it so cool now to trash America that we do it to ourselves?

I`m not worried though. We`ve been kind of jerks lately, but if Germany can regain its reputation...

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Male 296
"Geez, lay off Americans,guys. We`re not ALL lazy. And there are plenty of lazy people in other countries, too. "
Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins
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Male 8,302
I wonder how many people step on the first step and then just stand there? Love to see a time-lapse video lol.
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Male 571
An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs.
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Male 181
Geez, lay off Americans,guys. We`re not ALL lazy. And there are plenty of lazy people in other countries, too.
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Male 818
HAHA thats such a m*nd f*ck especially if thats at a mall or something your tired of walking and your just like yes a little less walking and then your like sh*t I give up on life
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Female 414
hahaha lazynessness
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Female 460
I actually think it`s pretty amazing. A lot of Americans are really lazy nowadays, they could use the exersise ^_^
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Male 394
i can picture some american walking on this thing and just standing there like "what the f*ck?!"
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Male 1,666
They need more of these in America
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Male 299

"they probably turn into a slide when you press a button. weeeee."
there is another one with rocket powered bathtubs to get back up again.
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Female 17
well said jdillard. my thoughts exactly. :-D
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Male 104
You`re doing it wrong.
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Female 50
they probably turn into a slide when you press a button. weeeee.
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Male 144
lets make a reverse escalator where the escalator stays still and the people move... wait... crap.
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Male 256
Damn it ... this escalator is broken again, when are they going to fix this!?
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Male 82
"There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it."

If the escalator broke why would you replace it with stairs? Just leave as it is and it will be stairs.

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Male 233
am I the only one who was like... uhm I don`t get it ... until I read the comments lol
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Female 209
lmao!!! wow...
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Female 290
Maybe just sit on the rail? :3
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Male 4,393
lol fail
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Male 374
lol....geez.
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Male 85
Nice.
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Male 44
lol subtle escalator humor.
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Male 1,918
mot a fail just funny, the engineer probably had a laugh at that
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Female 9,402
lol, nice.
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Male 10,440
There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it.

Stupid fancylad... hating on engineers.

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Male 499
Took me a while to get it xD
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Female 1,395
Haha, wonder if this is some gentle airport humour or if its run by dratwits?
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Male 690
rofl nice way to trick people into standing in 1 spot for several minutes
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Male 391
design fail, or the coolest escalator ever
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Male 928
I`m going to assume the escalator either broke or was done this way because running it all the time ran the overhead for the building up to much.
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Male 10,845
Those clever scheming engineers are designing new ways to fool you into exercising.
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Male 123
"ahaha wow. what if someone actually stood there for a while to realise that the damn thing doesnt move?"

i would :)

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Male 81
That`s actually awesome.
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Female 3,696
"Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."

Lol!!!! Thank you <3

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Male 670
ahaha wow. what if someone actually stood there for a while to realise that the damn thing doesnt move?
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Male 2,552
"Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."
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Male 29
That`d be funny if the handrail turned. That would be most impractical. Or, it could drag you up the steps if you held tight enough.
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Male 19,873
Link: Escalator Design Fail [Pic] [Rate Link] - I don`t think the engineer of this escalator understood the functionality of the device.
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