Thursday, September 15, 2011

People who don't follow the rules

Right now I am on a flight from Atlanta to Austin and I am reminded how bothered I am by people who don't follow the rules. I understand that no one is perfect and we skirt the rules from time to time. Personally I know that I speed occasionally and forget to use my signal every now and again, but even though I break the rules there is always a consideration of others that overrides what "I" want.
On this flight I have the misfortune of sitting next to someone that disregards the rules. Before we departed Atlanta he ignored orders to turn off his cell phone and iPad. He asked to go to the bathroom while we taxied to the runway. Now as I sit next to him, he air drums away at whatever music he is listening to on his noise canceling headphones. Arms flailing aside he doesn't seem that atypical from other traveler I have flown with in the past.
He isn't trying to be mean or rude, he just is. This reminds me of the saying that hate isn't the opposite of love, it's apathy. Most people don't piss you off because they want to, it's because they don't think. They don't think of how what they do affects others. They don't care if they are making your job harder for selfish reasons. They live in their own world where there is only one person that matters, and it's not you or me.
That's all for now. I just had to get that off my chest before an Air Marshall is needed to tackle me for slapping a man repeatedly for "no reason". I'll just sit here and bid my time for the next air drum session so that I can steal a peice of the arm rest he is monopolizing.

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