Some conveniences are only worthwhile if they actually bypass a real chore, like an escalator in place of walking up a tall flight of stairs.
But that begs the question. At what point is an escalator not worth it?
Hippykiller1 may have found the most pointless escalator in the world. And he has proof. This tiny escalator at a mall in Kawasaki, Japan is the smallest escalator in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Record, rising only 33 inches high.