This will probably go down as one of my nitpickiest posts — but bear with me.
I don’t see myself as a type-A person. I am patient. I may have developed the same internet-smartphone-DVR driven ADD that everyone else in the modern world now exhibits but for the most part I’m not in a huge rush.
I cannot stand it when I’m in line to order my “healthy” 6000 calories burrito at Mexi-fresh Bean Emporium and the person “on deck” to be served has chosen to stand 5 yards away from the counter. Meanwhile, the other 15 customers have to stand outside the front door and halfway around the block because this person seems to think waiting in line is like driving 85 on an L.A. freeway and that everyone needs to be at least 2 car lengths from the next person.
Why is this person doing this? OCD? Germaphoba? Does he/she carry the Ebola virus and is trying to prevent an outbreak?
My guess is this human just lacks a certain zest for life. Maybe I’m stereotyping. But I find it hard to imagine that roomy line standers are the type who really grab the world by the balls and accomplish much.
Do you think Donald Trump waits at his local Arby’s a discreet 5 yards away from the customer at the counter? ( I know, Donald Trump-Arby’s — when pig’s fly, but just play along with me, please)
What about Bill Gates? Sarah Palin? Adolf Hitler? (Three people who are really pleased to be grouped together, I’m sure). I’m gonna guess those go-getters nudge right up against the person in front of them, as they wait patiently at the 7-11 to buy their Powerball lotto tickets.
So what’s my point here? Well… nothing really. If these line slackers moved a little closer it wouldn’t make the line move any faster. Or make that mega-burrito decrease in caloric size. But roomy line stander, think about what your chosen position represents about you. Do you want to own a major tech firm, run for Vice Present, or conquer Europe some day? Well, we all need to make tiny baby steps in order to achieve our goals. So move up 4 yards, for Chrissake!