A Quick Note from the Grynch
Current mood:busyWhat the hell. Seriously!
If you are walking by, why is it a MUST to have to acknowledge every single
person? Why? "Hey there, I see you." "Hi, I acknowledge your existence by
nodding my head in acknowledgement."
Why? It is pointless and curious at the same time. If I walk by someone and
they don't tip their hat I'm not personally hurt by it. They are not my
friends, they aren't family that I will miss if I never see them again.
Who in their right mind said this was common courtesy? Imagine if we had to do
this on a busy escalator in the mall during the Christmas shopping frenzy. We'd
all look like a bunch of bumbling bobble-headed idiots. And what if previously
mentioned escalator decided to break down? "Oh um, yeah...hi."
If there is no purpose to your communication it shouldn't be shared. Its a
waste of energy and time. When I am walking, I have direction. I am on a
mission. I am not pointlessly wandering just to see how many people I find
walking in the opposite direction. There is always something on my mind and I
don't walk around aimlessly chasing butterflies.
What's worse is that those people who love do this always do it wrong. You
don't ask a question whilst walking by at 50 paces an hour.
If you take the time to answer you lose your 1 second opportunity to respond
cordially. You have to be prepared to shoot off a quick "Hifineandyou?" But if
you do that then you both have to resort to yelling meaningless statements
across the hall to the annoyance of everyone else.