Friday, February 8, 2008

move it!

Before I started writing this post I had a bunch of things I was going to write about...and now I can't think of any. Well I can think of one but I had a funny way of talking about it and now I can't remember. Oh well. I guess this will be the non-funny version. As I was on my way to school today I noticed a lady crossing the street while reading a book. I noticed she was in the middle of the crosswalk when the light turned green and yet this really didn't seem to bother her. She continued to read and stroll across the lanes of traffic as drivers waited impatiently. I'm not sure if she stepped into the crosswalk while the walky guy was still flashing or if she completely disregarded a solid orange hand telling her to stop. I could not believe that she continued to read her book giving little thought to the people who were waiting for her. Who loves to read a book so much that they would risk their life just so they could finish the page? I swear if I had been in one of the cars waiting for her to cross I would have honked my horn and said, "Hey! This is a street, not a library. MOVE IT!" I caught up to her as she decided to walk in the middle of the sidewalk making it tricky for anyone to manuever around her. I wanted to tap her on the shoulder and say, "Is it really that important that you read your book at this very instant? I saw you holding up traffic. And now you are just taking up the whole sidewalk. Just put your book away until you get to where you're going and then start reading it again. Better yet, stay home and read if it's that important." But of course I just had this conversation in my head. I pass this lady (because you can't walk quickly and read at the same time) and made my way to campus. As I'm walking I see a guy out of the corner of my eye. I can tell he is reading the newspaper and that if one of us doesn't slow down or speed up we are going to collide. Of course he doesn't notice me and so I stop and try to move out of his way and then he finally sees me but after I've moved. I wanted to say, "Look, this is a sidewalk. We use it for walking. Maybe you could get your head out of the newspaper and be considerate of the people around you. I'm more than fine with moving so we don't hit each other but is it absolutely necessary to read the newspaper and walk when 10 billion people are trying to get to class?" Actually I should have just run right in to him and then said, "Oh sorry to disturb your newspaper reading." I know it's not a big deal but it just annoys me how some people choose to be oblivious to the world around them!

Hmmm, what else can I complain about...

1 comment:

Tori Wilding said...

no, it actually is a big deal. :)