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.


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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