Monday, February 8, 2010

Won't Miss #122 - people who don't look where they're going

This is an issue which I believe is Tokyo only, but I can't be sure. A lot (and I mean a lot) of people in Tokyo seem to go out of their way not to look at the path in front of them. It's the worst in big train stations like those in Shinjuku and Shibuya. The reason they do this is that not looking where you're going means everyone else has to do the work of avoiding you. The stress of having to negotiate around throngs of people in crowded spaces is immense and having to dodge and weave frays the nerves. These spacey wanderers simply leave the "driving" to everyone else.

I won't miss these people who selfishly wander around in a dream world and make everyone else avoid them.