Unlike Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz I wasn’t transported to another land by means of tornado.
Recently; for the day job I’ve been spending more time on the road as well as in ‘That There London’ and I’ve noticed a few things.
Potentially these observations are because I’m older and more mature. Often known colloquially as “old fart syndrome” but I couldn’t help but notice that people just seemed to be trying to get ANYWHERE but where they were right that minute.
Whilst sat in the inevitable motorway car park I’d look left and right and see people trying to sneak a quick message out on their smartphone or checking their Facebook feeds.
I’m all for technology, heck it’s my day job; but not when you’re driving. When traffic did start to flow they’d just rush into the three meters space and repeat the process of checking their phone.
Not only were the roads heaving but there was rarely an occasion that either someone would let you out or that if let someone out yourself, you were beeped by the car behind, maybe for being too kind?
Another thing, since when did pedestrians stop looking when they walked out into the road??
Away from the roads, I found their trains most confusing, not only were they subterranean, but there was no steam to be found at all! (I joke of course, the steam was there, you just had stand slightly over to the left on the escalator and you’d soon hear hissing behind you.)
Is it that Ramsbottom has this calmed more relaxed atmosphere or is it because I’m older and slower so I have no choice but to go at a slower pace?
They’re not for chatting
London, it’s nice in small batches but get me back to Ramsbottom quickly please, I nearly caused utter panic when I almost tried to converse on the tube.