If you go read the entire article you would swear it’s from The Onion or something similar. We are doomed.
Sure glad I work on the second floor.
It’s kinda funny. ALL of the stuff that Bloomberg wants to make the law are actually things a reasonable person might choose to do. But only the central planners and nanny state make it a law.
This applies to seat belts and helmets, btw.
Not a bad idea actually as long as it’s just presented as an option and doesn’t entail shutting down elevators and stopping escalators.
Did the good mayor & city council stop to calculate the increased cost of Fire-Proof GLASS doors?
Probably cheaper to install a Stair-Master in the hallway on each floor of the building. Or replace the tables & booths in the company cafeteria with treadmills/stair masters, equipped with cup holders & trays and a “Calories Consumed minus Calories Burned” meter.
When presented the option, I always take the stairs (if it’s not in a high rise), but they are often dirty and dimly lit.
My Dad’s advise on keeping fit was never sit when you can stand, never walk when you can run, and never take an elevator when you can take the stairs.
My Mom’s advice was a bit more practical. Never pass up a bathroom or a water fountain.
I would take stairs more often if I didn’t think they were scary and dark and good places for bad guys
Nudge, nudge, nudge and if you don’t listen then it will be force.
I’d like to give a special shout out to those FReepers that celebrated the smoking bans on private property. That foundation will be put to good use by the nanny staters.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences. C. S. Lewis
In a sane world, this man would be in a straitjacket someplace, getting the very best in professional help.
I think this is the best idea Bloombutt has had yet. Turn off the elevators. Y’all do what daddy nanny says. Next will come the calls to exercise, like the Muslim call to prayer. Drop and do gorilla hops.
Umm, who PAYS for this new mandate?
Who the F* let this douche onto the (R) ticket?