Confident she could make the journey, Trisha Pattinson made the executive decision to take the right side up an escalator on Friday, which involved walking, only to have her body fail on her mid-climb.
“You’ll have to go on without me,” Pattinson said to her friend walking ahead, as if this could be the last time they ever meet.
The 37-year-old female foreigner only had a split-second leading up to the escalator to make the left or right call.
“I thought I could make it, but those escalator stairs can be deceptively high,” says Pattinson.
Pattinson would have gone left a lot earlier in the ascent but there was no space to fit until about halfway when another commuter boldly converted from stander to walker.
After filling the void, Pattinson pulled out her cell phone as if she had received an important message.
Once her body had recovered, she took a few more cheeky steps up before reaching the summit.