Thursday, August 10, 2006

The good, the bad, and the laz.....

ok, we promised it to you, here is the first rant...

Right, a quick bit about me, the author of this first rant. I now live and work in London, England, and have been here for a coupla years now. I'm male, I get the tube to/from work in central london, and some people really do make me wonder!

Laziness. A single, simple word, with a clear meaning. Ask most people, and they may not readily admit to being lazy (I do, I am lazy, I know it, everyone knows it, but it's easy to rant behind a computer!!!), but go to a tube station during rush hour, and witness an incredible event unfold. Every day.

Many Londoners daily ritual involves getting the tube from home to work. It's early in the morning, personally, I like to read the metro on the way in, and listen to something to get me in the mood for an 'active' day, something not too heavy, maybe a bit old skool, you know...anyway, I digress. So, Londoners are going to work on the tube, when they get off, I am constantly miffed at the queues which form down the platforms. I know it's rush hour before you start shouting, but these queues are for the escalator to get out of the tube. People will queue to stand on the right hand side of the escaltor, rather than walking up the, often empty, left hand side.

I've already confessed to my laziness, but I will always walk up the escalator, it's good for you, you might feel a bit out of breath, but hey, if you're a smoker, the saved time could add up to an extra ciggie before work each day, and help clean up the air for the rest of us (think logically, and long term).

Do you have an escalator at home, or do you have stairs - you manage to walk up these, get your lazy a$$ into gear, and walk you lazy g1ts!

Next on the lazy front, and a very general comment, is the French. I have noticed the French love to take the lift. Fine. 1 floor, not so good. 1 flight of stairs, up, down, in, out, rather than walk, they will happily wait for minutes than walk down the stairs. Incredible!

Anyway, got to go now, comments, more rants, you know the score, leave a comment, or email.....

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