Friday, December 21, 2012

Sense of Urgency

Here’s some very good advice for living in any big city:

When you finally make it to the front of a line after waiting for several minutes, your best bet is to at least act as though you’re aware there are people waiting behind you—especially since you just wasted a good bit of your own time standing in that same line.

I’m writing this for the benefit of the dick who waited for nearly ten minutes to use the Chase ATM at the corner of 79th and York at 8:15 yesterday morning, then proceeded to talk on the phone instead of sticking his card into the machine—with several people waiting behind him.

Yeah, you’re still a dick. And yeah, that was me who called you one, even though you pretended you didn’t hear me. Twice.