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  1. Lorraine

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    Does anyone know why the escalators in Robinson's Mall are not working? Well, one out of six inside was today. Do they not make enough money to run them? Are they all broken?
     
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    A few might be broke and parts are "out of stock". It might be to save money on the electric bill (I bet just one escalator costs 10 times more a month than my entire electricity bill). It might be something NORECO has asked them to do to help conserve energy for the grid or it could be one of those "save the earth" holidays where companies do something small to act like they are making a big difference. The guy who's job it is to turn them on might have thrown his back out turning on the first one and nobody noticed he left to go to the doctor.

    The good thing about escalators is that they turn into stairs when they are broken. The mall has elevators for those that are physically unable to climb the stairs. :wink:
     
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    I sat in the food court near the escalator one day and watched the security guard trying to keep the "up" escalator running. She would wait until no one was on it and then turn it back on. It would work when a few people were on it but within a couple of minutes there were more than 10 people on it and it quit working, (overload?), so she would once again wait until there were no people on it and turn it on again. This went on for a half hour as I waited for my other half to shop. So I can imagine the down escalators have a similar weight limit and I can picture the Christmas rush making it impossible to keep them turned on. I suggest it is time to upgrade the escalators.
     
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    I think the problems is the escalators is they were installed in the Philippines with poor support systems in place (maintenance and electricity) , and maybe even made in the Philippines or worst, China? :o o:
     
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    I wonder how much business the upstairs businesses are losing because of people too d*mn lazy to take the stairs or walk up the escalator. Maybe they should build some sort of ramp structure so that you could enter the mall's 2nd floor with a pedicab. Walk out the front door and get a pedicab to the 2nd floor. That would be a popular service.
     
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    I don't know if it's just me, but I find it very disorienting walking up or down their escalators when the power is off, I have the same problem in Novo. I think it is the yellow paint on them or the beer in me.
     
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    Some of us older folk have difficulties with stairs. I have arthritis which sometimes makes it quite painful to negotiate stairs.
     
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    I thought the ma
    I thought the mall was largely run on the solar panels all over the roof.
     
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    So it was rumoured but never substantiated :bag:
     
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    You do realize there is an elevator? The escalator is more convenient when it works and I am trying to think where the "stairs" are but as another poster mentioned, walking up or down the escalator (when it is not moving) is disorienting.
     
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