I believe in non-crowded spaces

Shanice - Portland, Maine
Entered on March 13, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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It seems like whenever I go to a public space I have to put up with crowds. I know that crowds will always exist that is why I hate them so much. No matter what there will always be some person standing in my way or some idiot who is walking to slow. Is it too much to ask to walk somewhere without having to walking around somebody?

Hallways are used for many things, like running, jumping, and having group discussions. These group discussions usually happen in the middle of the hallway, so that means everybody has to move around them, because their conversation is so important that they have to block traffic. For those who run and jump, I secretly wish they would trip and fall. Yes, I know that’s mean but I hate having to maneuver around people in the hallway. The main purpose for the hallway is to get from one place to another. No matter what there is always a problem getting through the hallway, it’s like an obstacle course.

Another place where there is always a crowd is the grocery store. That is why I hate grocery shopping so much. So to avoid the stupid people and their carts I either go shopping in the early morning or late at night. This also helps me with the problem of trying to find a parking spot. If I go during the day I have to drive around the parking lot about ten times before I can park. When I do park I usually end up cutting somebody off. Back to the grocery store, why can’t people walk faster, there is always somebody I have to walk around cause they walk to slow. Then there is the person who just stands in my way, like they are the only one there. So I end up having to holler excuse me, then they look at me like I did something wrong. So as I continue my way through the store someone ends up hitting my cart, then I get another dirty look. So at this point I just want to scream so I get out of there as fast as I can.

I believe that I should be able to get through the day without getting bumped into, or having to move around somebody. The world would be a much better place without crowds.