I realize that I live in a geographic region where chivalry is pretty much non-existent, but jesus christ, do people have to be such assholes?
I was walking to the metro this afternoon, and I was about 10 feet behind a guy who was probably my age, and as he walked through the doors of our office building, he let go of the door and it slammed in my face. I know he saw me too, because we entered the hall at the same time.
Then, on the train, when I reached my stop, I was waiting in the doorway to get off the train, and this jerk comes over from my left and rudely cuts in front of me, hitting me in the arm with his stupid laptop bag in the process.
If I know someone is behind me, I hold the door. I’m aware of my surroundings and don’t run over people while trying to get to the nearest escalator. I’m not perfect, and I probably look like a jerk sometimes, but I try to be aware…
It’s just incredibly frustrating to live in a place where everyone is in the same boat, yet some people think they’re so much more important than others.
…This just in: They’re not.