Thursday, January 28, 2010

Won't Miss #116 - misplaced irritation

Tokyo is a densely populated city full of small shops and narrow spaces. If there is a place worth getting to, someone else is probably standing in your way attempting to get there before you or attending to some other business en route. Despite this reality, I'm confronted on a regular basis with people who bash, bang, and bump into me then give me the hairy eyeball, cluck disapprovingly, or scoff at me for being unavoidably in the way. It's impossible in Tokyo for people to not be in each others way much of the time.

I won't miss being treated like I'm doing something wrong by merely occupying space just like everyone else.