A letter.

April 9, 2009

By Elena Garcia

Dear Person on your Cell Phone/Reading The Newspaper/Texting/Going Really Slow While Walking,

I understand your need to catch up/get daily news/send a quick note to a friend/appreciate your time, but you are in my way! Seriously, move. I don’t know how it is possible that you are awake at 6:40 in the morning and NOT in a rush! Who wakes up that early to take their time? Wouldn’t you rather sleep in those extra 10 minutes? Well, I would and I did so now I am barely on time and your lack of attention paying/slowness is killing me!

So please sir/madam get out of my way, put your newspaper away until you’ve reached your destination. Get emotional support for being an idiot because you can’t seem to walk and talk Mr. Cell Phone Guy. And stop acting like you have friends, you don’t know anyone and you sure as heck don’t know anyone awake right now, so leave them alone and STOP texting them! Watch where you’re going, move faster and realize that there is a heard of people behind you trying to make the train that just arrived and you are holding them up! My once swift walk has turned into a light stroll and the thumping Britney soundtrack filling my ear buds does not go with the rhythm you have put me in.  I’ve studied the art of walking in four-inch heels, I have put attention and energy into this art and you are preventing my perfect strut! SO MOVE.

I get the groggy feeling in the mornings, the sluggish movements when it’s so early but your lack of attention given to the people around you and ALL the attention given to the device is infuriating. If you don’t get out of my way I might have to take whatever it is you’re paying attention to and beat you with it.


The girl behind you.

1 Comment »

  1. sounds like me..I do this often on my way to the office

    Comment by Maria — April 20, 2009 @ 10:36 am

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