Mudcat Café message #3660829 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155557   Message #3660829
Posted By: Ebbie
16-Sep-14 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
The part of it that sounds FOAFish to me is the 'longest escalator' specificity. Being so very long, of course, the woman would not have expected him back momentarily thus giving him ample time to make his getaway.

We frequently say something like: And she waits for him still.

We don't mean that she is standing at the foot of the escalator, leenie.