Monday, December 03, 2007

genius anthropological observation

The reason morning rush hour sucks SO VERY MUCH is because not only is it just as crowded at evening rush hour but also a lot of people HAVEN'T HAD THEIR COFFEE YET.

9 comments:

Wayne said...

I don't do rush hours. There aren't any in this forest.

angelle said...

a place without rush hours... what mythical land might that be? does that also mean a place without cranky pants people?

Ello said...

Hee hee Angelle said cranky pants! They are cranky because they are constipated which is why they need their coffee.

Colorado Writer said...

People are also cranky because of holiday spending vs. gas prices and general crap economy.

I'm just saying.

Kaytie M. Lee said...

People are cranky in general.

No, wait. That's just me. I haven't had my morning coffee yet.

Froog said...

Caffeine is not good for calm. The crankiest commuters are those who've had their coffee, and are thus: a) wired; b) desperate for a pee; and c) desperate for their next fix.

The rest of us are still semi-comatose and not annoying anyone.

A city without rush-hour? Pyongyang. Honestly - relatively compact, relatively small population (couple of million, at most), most people live close to their place of work, most people can't afford a bicycle, let alone a car.... everybody walks to work. There's good public transportation too (trolley-buses, and luxurious, uncrowded subway trains), but most people walk. You wake up at 7.30 or 8.00 in the morning and think, "What's that hush?"

Of course, this is a reflection to make you appreciate a city with rush-hours more. Crowding, crankiness, and commuting are the prices you pay for advanced economies and technologies.

Charles Gramlich said...

I worry about the ones who've had their coffee and are a touch "wound up."

Anonymous said...

also, in the evening, people are excited about going home & pouring a little vino. =)

wait, that's just me.

/gemellen

writtenwyrdd said...

Sounds about right. No coffee in the car with me = bitch who has a 2500 pound missle and cross hairs locked on some poor bastard who pissed me off.