Not funny when it actually happens to you. I was about 4 or 5 and I thought the escalator was going to eat me. I was screaming, my mom was trying to pull my foot out of my shoe before the escalator could crush it, it was scary. Finally someone had enough sense to push the emergency stop button; the shoelaces were completely destroyed and I still have trouble with using escalators.
man, that actually happened to me once - i desperately asked some builder to help me, thinking he worked at there, but he just looked panicked, shrugged and walked away. My mum didn't even notice - she just walked away.
Ive tried this once where the damn thing nearly ate my shoes. i've also tried jogging up the down escalator and succeeded while another time I tried running down the up escalator which did not end well
No try standing at the back of a packed elevator wearing black round cut sunglasses and cross your arms. then try to hold your calm expression while saying. "I have a feeling you are all wondering why I have gathered you all here today" just dont laugh