Going to school in what can be considered a big city has shown me how fucking hurried most people’s lives are.
On the train, on the bus, crossing the street, everywhere I go there’s people. And the largest part of those people seem like they’re in a hurry. Carefully positioning themselves so they can be the first to enter or exit a vehicle, deep sighing when they’re walking behind a slow person and don’t have the opportunity to pass them. I always wonder what they’re in such a hurry for, but I guess it’s all part of the 9-to-5 Business Life™.
What could possibly be so important you don’t pay attention to anything around you? Why are you in such a hurry? If you need to catch your train or whatever, then you should’ve just left a bit earlier so you didn’t need to stress over being on time. Granted, you can’t really take public transport delays into account, but at least factor it in if they’re common.
It just all seems so foreign to me, those people in suits rushing from A to B as fast as possible every day. Accumulating stress and silently letting it off on people who aren’t as hurried as them. As I said though, maybe that naturally comes with having a job and a myriad of responsibilities. Maybe they just hurry so they can have a wee bit more free time? Or spend a couple more minutes with their kids?
Who knows. Don’t judge people by the speed of their step.