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The dreaded single escalator

American man: You’ve gotta love those elderly folk who push past you in a hurry while getting off the train so that they’re first to the single escalator that’s operating only to stand still once they’re there, blocking everyone else behind them.

— Roppongi Station, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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