Why do people use lifts?
Warning: this is a ranty post, so if you only want sweetness and light please move along, and come back another day.
I’ve had this post brewing for a while and have finally found the time to sit down and write it. I have a (nearly) 10 month old baby, who is often in a pushchair. As we live within walking distance of a train and tube station we have chosen not to have a car, but to use public transport instead. This means I often travel on public transport with my daughter in her pushchair (I vary this with using my Ergobaby carrier).
I am delighted that our local train station, and Clapham Junction – which we go through an awful lot – both have lifts so I can get myself and the buggy around quite easily. However – here comes the rant – why, oh why, do able-bodied people, with no buggy, no disabled companion, and no luggage CHOOSE to take the lift, over walking up the modest flight of stairs??
Why on earth would you choose to wait for a small lift, rather than take this tiny flight of stairs? Why would you do it, when you can see that you are making parents with buggies wait for the lift to come back, as you’ve taken up valuable space in the lift FOR NO REASON.
It happens all the time, and I just don’t get it. Fair enough when there are a fair old load of stairs to be climbed. And I totally don’t mean it for anyone who has anything to carry, any disability or anything to push. But when I see people walking along the platform to get the lift I am so tempted to point them in the direction of the stairs.
Is it just me or does this wind other parents with buggies up too?
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