JournalismPakistan.com November 20, 2013
You won’t get more bruised shins than at an airport. People become imbecilic as they check in their brains before their baggage the moment they enter.
They stand with their overloaded trolleys right at the entrances. They block exits. They greet relatives and the trolley trundles along to whack someone. No one thinks, hello, there are passengers behind me.
Common sense simply disappears. They stop smack, right dab in the middle of the main exit and make a mobile call.
You have to say ‘scoozeme’ at the rate of 20 a minute and some of these dolts don’t move. They actually collect in a huddle and chat, so what if their luggage is blocking you.
Then there are the rushers who cut a swathe through you and think nothing of hitting you with the wheels as they tobbogan past. And there are some who have so much on one trolley, they are a walking hazard.
I used to think it was bad enough on the plane what with stuffing huge bags into the bins and sort of smacking them in and then pulling them out at the other end as if it was a race for honor and striking people with the download but airports are worse.
I had a lady the other day who was offended because I told her to get out of the way...because you were in the way, lady, that’s why. And you didn’t think for a moment that you were creating a logjam.
Doesn’t it annoy you when they suddenly stop and then you have to stop and, sure as hell, the person behind you hits your shins and you just can do nothing about it.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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