I think this is exactly right. So much so that I reblogged it!
On the weekend, Sam and I found ourselves on this giant escalator ramp called a MOVATOR. We were picking up a cake and samosas for a baby shower for mutual friends, and the grocery store we went to is on the second floor. This MOVATOR locks you and your cart in place to go down to the ground floor. (How do you say this? Moo-va-tor? Moe-vay-ter? moo-va-TOR? Try saying it without sounding like an ominous robot).
Both of us tend to scoot around the world at a fast clip, and being on the MOVATOR ground us to a halt. Which got us talking again about the discussion Sam blogged about a couple of weeks ago about walking on escalators. That conversation started out as a bit of good-natured griping on Facebook about our preference for scooting up the left side of the escalator and wondering why everyone doesn’t walk.
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