Take the stairs you lazy bastards

As some of you may or may not know when I’m not out on the town eating, drinking and taking pictures I fix elevators for a living. I am also a dad to a super awesome 1 year old girl named Hayley and since she’s in a stroller I find that I am taking elevators a lot more then ever. I didn’t really use elevators much before Hayley unless I was in a high rise or the stairs weren’t accessible but now it’s a necessity. I have noticed that a lot of perfectly healthy able bodied people take elevators up or down 1 or 2 stories and it has really started to bother me. Elevators are for people who can’t take the stairs, parents with small children, the elderly, people with physical disabilities etc. not for lazy assholes.

The part of my job that makes it all worth while is making buildings accessible to everyone but somewhere along the way people have decided that taking the stairs is far too much work. Escalators are often within sight of mall elevators but there is almost never enough room for my daughters stroller in the elevator let alone a wheelchair. Minus 10 points for modern convenience.

Thanks for reading my little rant, now back to regularly scheduled programing.

Scott.

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4 thoughts on “Take the stairs you lazy bastards

  1. Haha it’s true! No wonder we’re all so chub. I try to take the stairs when I can now and I remember when I was in France, they actually wouldn’t let you take the elevators unless you were physically disabled, which may not be a bad policy to take.

  2. But during the Olympics the best way into the Olympic zone in the Bay was to go to the second floor and take the elevator to the first. Bingo, inside the zone. Only locals know that: there have to be SOME compensations.

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