First of all, I’m convinced at least 50% of every subway stop has steps like this. Because I’d say every other subway trip I see my life flash before my eyes when I trip up the stairs. That feeling is just brutal. The only worse feeling you can have on a flight of stairs is the feeling when you’re walking in the dark and you think theres one more step when there really isnt. That big step into a split second of nothingness feels like you’re about to fall off the edge of the world into bolivian.
But aside from that, a quick trip up the steps will put the fear of God in you. Especially if your hands aren’t free. As you stumble you’re 200% convinced you’re gonna break your fall with your teeth. Then you factor in the hoard of people coming up the steps behind you and every time I trip up the stairs I’m convinced I’m getting trampled to death. Of course I end up regaining my balance and then just looking back at the ground to let people know its the concrete’s fault and I’m not a spaz and you just go on your way feeling mortified.