Recently in China Xiang Liujuan, a mother and wife, fell into the machinery of an escalator. She was holding her son in her hands, but thankfully was able to push him to safety before she was dragged under the floor. This tragedy could have been easily averted if it weren't for the negligence of the mall staff. By the time firefighters arrived and got into the guts of the escalator Xiang Liujan was pronounced dead.
Amidst the public outrage, many a citizen decided to express their thoughts on the incident by satirizing the growing distrust of escalators and of the staff who service them.
Finally, all those years of long jumping in high school might pay off!
This woman 'planks' over the floor
The blue sign is a warning to watch your head
A lot of these methods of avoiding the steps could certainly end with equally grievous consequneces.
This user warns that people shouldn't rely on the handrails too much. Even handrails often encounter problems!