Drunk businessman has trouble walking down up escalator

Jordan Chittley
Daily Buzz

Between crowded subways, buses and streets, the commute home is never that fun, but something tells me it took this guy a really long time to get where ever he was trying to go.

The drunk man dressed in a suit was recently caught on camera struggling to walk down the up escalator at a London subway station.

The determined individual constantly leans on the moving rail while stumbling forward, but not going anywhere.

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"At first I thought he was playing silly buggers with a few of his FX trader mates, but when we saw his dogged stagger and realized he was alone, I knew we were about to witness something truly brilliant," said commuter Sam Napper, who filmed the incident, to Metro.

He said he literally bumped into the businessman.

"One by one, concerned commuters tried to steer him in the right direction, to no avail," Napper said. "Eventually, we let the poor sod out of his hamster wheel-like hell. After pausing for a few seconds, he turned around and walked out, as if nothing ever happened, saying nothing, leaving us stunned."

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After a few minutes he was guided off the treadmill by a bystander who pushed the emergency stop button.

This chap isn't the first to be confused walking down the up. A seagull at a shopping mall went for a walk as if an escalator was a treadmill and walked for a while until seeing people riding up. Then it hopped off.

If this commuter is nothing else, he is definitely persistent.

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