I’m astonished by the number of inconsiderate people infiltrating the human population. I’m calling this Part 1, as I’m quite sure there will be multiple episodes on this topic. If you have a story that you’d like to contribute, by all means, email me at Robin@surpassyourgoal.com.
Everyone in an airport is either coming from one place or going to another place. You have some people who are familiar with the airport and some who are not. You have some people who are prepared to travel and some who are not. That is not the bothersome piece.
Here’s what gets me (and this goes for malls and stores as well). If you need to check your bag or your purse – walk to one side. Don’t stop in the middle of the walkway with droves of traffic and create a human crash. Similarly, if you are looking for your gate or something catches your eye in a store, move to the side. It’s the same unspoken rule for human walking as it is for highway driving. Really, it is. Slow people to the right, fast people to the left. Divide the aisle in half for two-way pedestrian traffic just as you would for vehicles.
So here is the worst part. The most inconsiderate people think only of themselves. If you have a family or you are a part of a group of more than two people, walk in a straight line. It just makes sense. Don’t walk horizontally so that as you saunter along you are spread across three-, four- or five-wide so you completely block the oncoming people as well as those behind you. It’s particularly annoying if you walk slowly, but even annoying if you walk at a brisk pace. It shows you are oblivious to anyone around you. I find the same scenario with driving. There is nothing worse than following a slow driver who is going the same speed as the car next to them, making it impossible to pass.
All I ask: Be aware of your surroundings and step outside of yourself for just a minute to consider other people.
I’ll be traveling again over the next few weeks. Wonder what else I’ll observe!