This week, commuters in Los Angeles were treated to the bizarre scene of a rat using the handrail of an escalator as a sort of treadmill. Onlookers appeared unfazed by the proximity of the rat as the small rodent attempted to somehow jump off the handrail. At times the rat became exhausted by its workout and briefly stopped running, only to realize it was then being carried up the escalator, thus forcing the rat to resume its never-ending battle to jump off. Eventually a woman emerges from the crowd to give the rodent a helping hand, knocking the rat from its handrail perch and allowing it to scuttle off – without a thanks. And this is your funny of the week!