A drunk Japanese businessman was filmed trying to walk down the escalator the wrong way on the London Underground. The man, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, appeared unsteady on his feet as he tried to make his way down the escalator at Tottenham Court Road tube station. Bemused commuters tried to help the man off, but he ignored them and continues to try and walk the wrong way.
After struggling for two minutes as people push past, he is guided off by a
helpful commuter who pushes the emergency stop button and points him in the
right direction. The incident was caught on camera last Friday by Sam Napper, 27, who
described the man as a "drunk Japanese businessman".
YouTube link. Also here.
Sam, from London, said: "I was making my way home after dinner when we quite
literally bumped into this chap on the escalators between the Northern and
Central Lines at Tottenham Court Road station 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 realised he was alone, I knew we
were about to witness something truly brilliant.
"I had no idea where he came from but I had to hand it to him, the man knew
where he was going. One by one, concerned commuters tried to steer him in the
right direction, to no avail. Our bespectacled hero just kept walking. Eventually, we let the poor sod out of his hamster wheel-like hell and
pushed the emergency stop button. After pausing for a few seconds, he turned
around and walked out, as if nothing ever happened, saying nothing, leaving us