Alright, this isn’t exactly a pet peeve as much as a major nuisance to me. First off, let me admit to me being a fast walker. I am not miss speedy feet here, but I have a faster than “normal” walking speed. I share a couple reasons for my faster pace. Firstly, I am always on the move with places to go, food to eat, people to avoid, etc. Secondly, I am super small and in-shape. Lastly, I wish to be timely and do not enjoy leaving people awaiting my arrival–that is plain rude, people!
Now, onwards to my complaint. I am sick of being stuck behind rhinos, wheelchairs, strollers, arm-linked people, and massive herds that think it is a bright idea to sprawl out all over the place so no one may pass. Sometimes I feel as if I am forced into a game of Red Rover and must try and send myself over and through these people. That, or grow some temporary wings to get over people.
The cherry to the delicious highly-piled, fudgey, sprinkley icecream with cookie bits is when people turn around, see you trying to get around them, let their jaw drop with drool dangling off of their chin going “durrrrrrr”, and still keep their slow pace, or even stop. This instance is especially annoyingly frustrating when behind the wheel of a car that is much bigger and stronger than these people and can easily take them down.
Typically, I am well-mannered and let out many pardons and excuse me pleases. It is to the point now, where even after screaming it out, honking the horn, blowing air horns, and prodding these people, it does no justice. People are so ill-mannered and slowly paced in a face-paced world. The world has set up every quick convenience possible for people moving a million miles a minute, but when people are walking, they suddenly decide to come to a hault. Wait? Is there a connection there? Hmmm, maybe it’s all of those cheeseburgers laying on a bed of fries (as pictured on Mcdonald windows) with a side of nuggets washed down with a mega milkshake to conform to this fast-paced world that is actually slowing them down [while walking]. I do believe the movie, Wall-E has a realistic prediction for the future with everyone laying their lazy, slow-walking asses on chairs being chartered around 24/7.
Okay, okay, let’s not blame it on the fastfood joints, let’s just blame it on the real fault here–Ignorance. People, I beg of you, kindly move aside for others wishing to pass. No one says you have to walk quickly, or everyone must remain at the same speed and have speed limit signs posted off of roads as well, but carry on your merry slow way and let the average and fast walkers get by. Please and thank you…Happy walking/pacing/browsing/walking aimlessly.