Escalation

There are eight escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station. This morning, only two were in operation, one going up, one down. And it’s not as if they’re old: given their circumstance, they have to be less than four years old.

If an IT system had eight servers and only two were operational at a given time, there would be all hell to pay.

The amusing part was the fact that the one up escalator had an enormous queue. I said "hello" to my friend (who happens to be pregnant), who I spotted walking up one of the troubled escalators, but this was deemed too much exercise for a whole bunch of lazy Jersey folk.

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2 Responses to “Escalation”

  1. Lorian on May 9th, 2006 05:11

    I was wondering why they didn’t have both escalators going up. It’s certainly easier to walk down a flight of stairs.

  2. Dan on May 9th, 2006 05:45

    They didn’t want to discriminate against New Yorkers, I suppose. Two ups would mean New Yorkers suing; two downs would mean New Jersey folk suing…

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