Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kid or my laptop

I did my good deed for the day.

I was riding the escalator at DFW airport to hop on the Skylink train. Ahead of me was a lady with two kids. She had one by the hand while another one, a little girl around 2/3 years old, was standing a few steps behind alone. I was about one step behind the little girl.

Halfway up the little girl put both hands on the glass wall of the escalator. This caused her motion to stop and the top half of her body to lean toward me. About a second later she began to fall toward me. I had to choose between my laptop and this little girl who I didn't know.

I dropped my laptop bag and grabbed the little girl before she face planted the moving stairs and began falling down the escalator.

She looked quite confused at what just happened. As did I. I dropped my laptop bag to help a little girl?!?!?!?!

Apparently another member of their party had just stepped on the escalator right before she decided to stop her motion. For the remainder of the ride (it's a good 20-25 second ride), she continued to face backwards trying to get back to the lady waaay behind us. With the first lady and me both telling her to face forward in nice voices, she did.....right before the escalator ride ended.

Worry not my laptop is safe. My laptop bag is heavily padded....next time though....eh. Damn kids.

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