Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shoe vs. escalator

Spoiler alert: the escalator won.

On a recent trip to Dubai, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the Burj Al Arab for brunch. 

Photo courtesy of Trip Adviser: Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai 

Perhaps you've heard of it. A quaint hotel in Dubai; the only self-proclaimed 7-star hotel in the world. 
Brunch attire needed to match said 7-star status so I wore a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. 

Brunch was lovely. However, my heels did not agree with the escalator upon exiting. Luckily, the lobby escalators are a bit longer then normal so I realized what was happening only halfway down. My heel (on both feet) had gotten wedged into the grooves of the escalator steps. I frantically tried to unwedge the heel without taking my shoes off with no such luck. I eventually did take both shoes off but was only able to save one shoe. The other wasn't so lucky ....
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Staff at the hotel were very attentive and immediately came to stop the escalator as my shoe was caught. Many checking to see that I was okay. We were greeted by the front desk manager who then exchanged contact info and said she would be in touch. 
Long story short, this 7-star hotel provided 7-star service, replacing my shoes altogether. 

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Although getting stuck in the escalator was traumatizing, having it happen at undoubtedly the nicest hotel I've ever been to somewhat eases the experience.