Living a joke

Mitch Hedberg has a bit about escalators that is hilarious. Today, while exiting the Metro station in DC, I lived that joke. First, the bit:

/An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an "Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order" sign, just "Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."/

Sure enough, on exiting the metro, the escalators were off. Sadly, no one in DC has either heard of Mitch Hedberg or had the stones to put up a sign like that. I think a little humor would go a long way in that city…