Memo to tourons: it’s not that difficult.

John Kelly’s column has some amusing suggestions for how to help the tourons grasp the “stand right, walk left” concept. Among them: T-shirts for the native Metro riders which read “Tourists Keep Right,” changing the name of Reagan National Airport to Reagan National Stand-to-the-Right Airport, and electrical shocks. I’m not in favor, however, of removing the escalators and putting in stairs instead.

2 Comments so far

  1. :: :: (unregistered) on July 31st, 2004 @ 8:39 am

    When I was traveling in Montreal last week, I got snapped at for not standing on the right side of the escalator (even though there were so many people on the escaltor, it was clear that no one was going to be able to walk past me).
    So then I made it a point to LEAN RIGHT on every escalator, ESPECIALLY the ones that were only wide enough to accomodate one person.

  2. Maggie (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2004 @ 4:02 am

    Well if we change “Reagan National Stand-to-the-Right Airport” to “National Stand-to-the-Right Airport” then it’d be OK with me. As for the t-shirts, sign me up!

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