An escalator broke down today at a local shopping mall. The patrons of the mall were forced to walk down the stationary steps. The incident didn’t cause too many problems.
Idiot Earth spoke to Bob Stepford, who just happened to be out buying a new stepladder.
“It didn’t cause too many problems.” he said. The great thing about escalators is that when they break down, they just become stairs.”
In other news, a sea plane broke down off the Santa Monica coast. This didn’t cause too many problems, as the plane just became a boat.