Aby-a-Day – October 23: Escalator Awareness Day (Flashback Friday)

As I do every year…it’s time to remember Jacoby’s escalator incident, which happened five years ago today (24 October was a Saturday in 2010, too).

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I did a series of cartoons depicting the accident last year.

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Of course, I didn’t have any photographs of the actual event, but I wanted to show what it looked like, not just tell the story of what happened.

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I remember panicking for about a second and a half. I couldn’t find the stop button, so I just pulled Jake’s foot out of the escalator and held it tight.

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There wasn’t that much blood…in fact, I still have that sweater and have been wearing it this week.

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Jake, of course, ended up being fine, and you can’t even really tell he was ever injured, apart from the claw on that one toe being a bit thick and dull. Makes claw clipping that much easier!

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