It amazes me that we live in NYC, which is known as a fast paced city
where everything is sped up, as opposed to everything in slow motion.
The funny thing about that statement is, it is a fallacy.
I have lived in NYC for over a year now and have come to realize that
there are 2 types of people we encounter... I call them Hares and Tortoises.
A hare is someone who power walks past everyone and will almost deck you
if you get in their way. They are rude and aggressive. I one time saw this
woman literally run into this girl and she just kept walking with no regard,
no care in the world. I remember the woman yelling at her and the girl
never even acknowledged her... Welcome to NYC...
On the other hand, there are tortoises, who to me are a lot worse because
they are painfully slow and never paying attention, let me take that back,,,
They are paying attention... to their phones! It is utterly ridiculous how
slow people are. It infuriates me to the point where I will say "Are you
kidding me?" could you walk any slower" Of course they dont hear me because
they are not paying attention. Why is this a problem in NYC? Well, it is
impeding my progress... It becomes problematic when I need to get to a subway
and a tortoise is in my way and I can't get by them! Sometimes they even
walk on a zig zag where you are trying to pass them, but you can't because
they are walking in a Z. We all know the story about the hare and the tortoise,
and how slow and steady wins the race, but in this case, get the hell out
of my way! I got places to go and things to see, and you are an obstacle
in my way! Just thinking about it even yesterday, puts me in awe of how
slow people are, especially in NYC... I was walking on 26th Street yesterday
and this guy in front of me, I could not past him, he kept zig zagging.
Why? He had his headphones on! I don't care if you are listening to headphones
or earbuds, but If you can't pay attention, it makes me think you can't
walk and chew gum at the same time either.
To sum up... Please pay attention to the environment around you. In all
seriousness you can really hurt yourself by getting hit by a car because
you are more interested in keeping up with the Kardashians on the gram.
More importantly, you are slowing me down! This is not a fable, the tortoise
will not beat the hares in NYC!