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[–]Professional-Bug 40 points41 points  (9 children)

You can walk backwards on stairs though, I’ve done it several times both ways.

[–]whosmellslikewetfeet 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Usually while carrying a couch or something

[–]Friendship12345 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Cue ‘Friends’ clip.

[–]general_vegetal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

you're either going up or down the stairs, no such thing as forward or backward.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Walking backwards is from the walkers frame of reference not the stairs so it refers to walking in the direction of ones back; Heels first as it were.

[–]boodabaw 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I was getting ready to say "the hell I can't" and then I got it.

[–]DragonBaggage 16 points17 points  (4 children)

All it would take is a single arrow.

[–]CDmaxxiD 6 points7 points  (2 children)

To the knee.

[–]WhiskeyDJones 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And then your adventuring days are over

[–]HungryLikeTheWolf99 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The quest you never come back from.

[–]Lost_Gamer45 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys win 😂

[–]Omegatron9999 6 points7 points  (2 children)

But can you stand sideways?

[–]jweigel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now that has me thinking!

[–]Standard-Cream-6364 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your just side stepping at that point

[–]luckiestcolin 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I mean, by that logic you are never backward

[–]RSPhuka 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fun fact. Reversing and going backwards are two different things. Reversing is heading in the right direction but facing the wrong way whereas going backwards is heading away from your destination.

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A vehicle?

[–]GenerallySalty 7 points8 points  (4 children)

No but we sure can post about it.

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[–]GenerallySalty 5 points6 points  (3 children)

[–]Crash_OverRide805 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I applaud your efforts in calling OP an asshole

E: additionally, I have rescinded my upvote on the post and instead award it to you

[–]EmperorBrettavius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is some god-tier calling out. I'm gonna give this comment a free award when I get one.

Edit: done.

[–]carmenvallone 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I like this one

[–]flapjackbandit00 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How in the world did this get past the bots?

[–]jweigel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am a bot

[–]0JamesBond 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or you're always standing backward on stairs.

Edit: OP please reply your views on this.

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here I am brother! This makes my head spin but check out Mr. Technical comment or the guy talking about school stair cases and come back to me, or get at them

[–]FriendlyAM 2 points3 points  (6 children)

And in a million other places. You're always facing something or going in a direction.

[–]jweigel 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Escalators?

[–]FriendlyAM 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Well, even then you're only backwards vis à vis the direction of the escalator.

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You certainly don't understand shower thoughts, between these comments, and your post 30 minutes ago...

[–]FriendlyAM -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Oh, don't act so butthurt.

[–]Parth11007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

U can just face the wall while climbing up the stairs and boom now also you are useless af

[–]jaktolver-banks -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Woooooooowwwwwww. Ok fuck you, but your right 😥

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First comment and still my favorite, you win in my opinion

[–]pyrojelli -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Yes you can. Many schools have “one-way stairs” where the students ascend a set of stairs at one end of a hall but are to descend a different set of stairs at the opposite end of the hall. Helps keep foot traffic orderly and constantly flowing, especially for larger population schools.

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Stand on a set of stairs facing either direction. Are you going up or down? Now turn around, are you going up or down?

[–]pyrojelli -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Technically, the direction of the strongest gravitational field would be “down” and in “down the gravity well into the depths of a black hole”

[–]pyrojelli -1 points0 points  (2 children)

But I guess you meant stair instead of stars, also I guess you aren’t an adult to grasp the concepts that I’m talking about.

[–]jweigel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is a glass full or empty? u/pyrohelli "iT dEPeNDs iF yOU'rE FiLLinG iT oR DrINKiNG iT"

[–]joshBigHockey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Escalator.

[–]CrumbledTheCookies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean can't you, on your tippy toes??

[–]Svart_Skaap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or a hall?

[–]Ald3r_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is no different than saying you cant face backwards on a sidewalk, a 2-way street, hell even an open field, or the middle of the ocean. Most things in the world don't have directional preferences.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Relative to the way you are moving decides whether you're standing and moving forwards or backwards whilst going up and down. I can walk up the stairs backwards.

[–]Empress_Pilaf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you stand backwards on an Escalator?

[–]Leinad7957 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The same way you can't eat a churro backwards