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Old 05-15-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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I think the Central West End has more consistent 'pace' than downtown - but when there are multiple events going on downtown, it is more vibrant. The Central West End is the more cosmopolitan of our neighboods. Downtown has changed dramatically, and I hope to see it continue to improve. The entire central corridor from Downtown, to downtown west, Midtown, Grand Center and the CWE is emerging into a very impressive area.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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Standing in the left lane.
What's wrong with standing in the left lane of an escalator? The only problem would be if somebody is trying to get around you, which would be crazy because who is in such a hurry they need to run down an escalator without pausing for people to move out of the way?
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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What's wrong with standing in the left lane of an escalator? The only problem would be if somebody is trying to get around you, which would be crazy because who is in such a hurry they need to run down an escalator without pausing for people to move out of the way?
The problem is that people in St. Louis typically don't move out of the way. They're completely oblivious.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Wow, what's the hurry? Haha I think you need a chill pill if you want to go running up and down escalators. Why not just take the stairs?

When it comes to the NYC Subway, the London Tube, Paris Metro, I know it's the norm to stand to one side to allow others to pass, but that's understabdable since people have to catch their train.

If you're just at the mall or whatever in St. Louis, no engagement is that pressing that you should need to rush past people. If you do, I question your time management skills, not the manners of others!
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Wow, what's the hurry? Haha I think you need a chill pill if you want to go running up and down escalators. Why not just take the stairs?

When it comes to the NYC Subway, the London Tube, Paris Metro, I know it's the norm to stand to one side to allow others to pass, but that's understabdable since people have to catch their train.

If you're just at the mall or whatever in St. Louis, no engagement is that pressing that you should need to rush past people. If you do, I question your time management skills, not the manners of others!
It's not just the subways in big cities where people give the courtesy of standing to the right. It's also common courtesy in malls, office buildings...seemingly wherever there is an escalator on which two people can stand abreast.

It's not that I, or anyone, needs to rush anywhere or needs to take a chill pill. Standing to the right is a recognition that some people prefer to (and some just naturally) move faster (not necessarily rushing)--for whatever reason--and standing to the right is a small, civilized gesture that takes no special effort. Like holding the door open for the person behind you rather than letting in start to swing shut. Or, more precisely, like staying to the right on the highway unless you need to pass--another courtesy that St. Louisans often can't seem to deal with.

Moreover, who are these obstructionists to tell me how to spend my short amount of time on earth (kidding a bit here). If I choose to save a few seconds by not lollygagging on the escalator, how does that harm anyone?

Why do you need to get in people's way? How could this be such an affront?
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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Staying to the right on the highway is a rule, not a courtesy.

I so rarely encounter people racing down escalators that I don't feel the need to ride with my friends single-file like a bobsled team on the off chance that somebody needs to charge past.

I bet you microwave your Pop Tarts, too.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Standing in the left lane.
Escalators have lanes?
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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When I lived here when I was single I never had any problems with the dating scene or social scene in general. I have heard some people complain about it, but I had zero problems so I think it just depends on you and how often you socialize and what circles you travel in

I think University City, Central West End or Downtown will be your best options!

Good Luck and I hope you love it here!
I think your case might have been slightly exceptional since you may have had this charming and unique Australian accent which must be a magnet to attract men.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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Thanks a bunch! I'm leaning more towards central west end but I haven't checked out university city yet so ill do some research on that too.

Lol Hector, I completely feel your pain.. But that's not a make or break for me lol :-)
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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I'm leaning more towards central west end but I haven't checked out university city yet so ill do some research on that
Central West End is a good choice for anyone who is looking for the urban lifestyle who is from a city like Philadelphia and New York City. It's not going to compare but you shouldn't have any issues with adjusting.
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