Why is everybody in such a hurry?

@missybear (11396)
United States
August 24, 2010 6:13am CST
it seems like everybody is in such a hurry nowadays...at the store at work especially people driving. Yesterday I was trying to cross the street and the Lady made a right hand turn without ever looking out for pedestrians. I knew she wasn't gonna look so I didn't even try to cross in front of her. Then when I got half way across the street the Lady there was waiting for me to get across and the guy behind her was tooting his horn at her for doing what she's supposed to do. It was an old guy that was in a hurry to go where?. It's just crazy ...people are jay walking across the street instead of walking 20 feet to the light risking a big fine just so they can get across the street faster. OK, now I feel better. Is your live fast or slow paste?
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Aug 10
Hey missy! It is the same way where I live! It doesn't matter where we try to cross the street the people driving the cars think that they always have the right away! They don't care that those of us on foot need to cross the street and they need to slow down, pay attention and stop! I have almost been hit too many times and a few were way too close calls! And it upsets me more when the weather is rainy or really cold and the people in the cars are nice and warm and dry and they can't even feel badly for those of us who are trying to get across a street to a shelter or to a bus to get out of the lousy weather! I'm sure they wouldn't like it if they had to be outside with us!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
And don't forget about the drivers that like to splash people standing at the bus stop or waiting for the light to change . People just haul assss down the road when it's raining it always scares me when I have to wait for the bus.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
26 Aug 10
I so hear ya girlfriend!
@dodo19 (29203)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Sep 10
I think that it's the world that we live in today. We are in such hurry that I think that it is difficult for us to actually slow down. I think it's something difficult for us to control at times, at least for some of us.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
7 Sep 10
It seems like we're hurrying away our live
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Aug 10
I guess I have an inbetween life where some days are faster than others. I hate it when I am out and people make a scene because they are in a hurry. Makes me think that wherever they are going, it must be life changing. I have noticed that people tend to be in a hurry more and more but I don't live in a big city so I don't see it as much. When I went to California and Las Vegas...it did seem like things were a bit more hurried. Take care.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Aug 10
it does get quite hectic here especially on holiday weekends.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Aug 10
People are in WAY too much of a hurry. If I'm crossing a street, and somebody's turning right, I don't walk in front of them unless I have eye contact! I like the ones who drive like crazy people, passing and weaving in and out, and then they end up stuck at the same traffic light as all the people they passed.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
That too, hurry hurry just so you can sit and wait...serves them right when that happens.
@jacksong (130)
25 Aug 10
Maybe it is a nature of the people, sometime I find that some people they are not busy at all, like when we are in the queue for the escalator, some old squeeze to the crowded, like them are so busy, why?
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
They don't have time to wait for the next one, they rather take the chance on getting stuck on the elevator cause too many people.
@chayapathys (2113)
• India
25 Aug 10
I fully agree that every one is in a hurry. Instead of blaming individuals let us go into the root of the problem. Was it so in earlier days? No. Then Why now?Is any one person or group responsible for this development.Certainly not.In the present discussion only hurry and resultant consequences in traffic is raised. In reality it is not confined to traffic alone.In every of walk it is there. Consider the atmosphere in a house in the morning hours. The children are in a hurry to go to school.The husband is in a hurry to go office.Consequently the wife is also in a hurry preparing children for school and preparing breakfast or lunch box for kids and husband.Do the take breakfast in leisure. No. Therefore it has become a vicious circle.Next question is whether there remedy for this panic situation. Apparently no. But I feel that people can be gradually educated the hazards of hurry in traffic and similarly the effects on health for the situation in the house.It is easily said but no so easy to do. In this connection I remember joke.After seeing the traffic in India one foreigner remarked " Now I understand why Indians believe in GOD".
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
That's too funny, and you're right. I don't have any children but I'm sure it gets very hectic in the morning for families with kids. Hurry up and wash up, hurry and get dressed, hurry to eat breakfast , hurry up the bus is coming.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 10
Hi, Do you believe that TIME IS MONEY? I do believe in it. When I was in Singapore for my study and work...everyone seems in rush and even the train is moving so fast everyday. Time flies so fast and everyone is rushing for something. Some people are rushing to work,some are rushing for school and some people don't rush to where. For me, Of course, I have to rush to work..earn money to support myself. I guess my life is moving fast when I was in Singapore. But now, I have settle down in another city and my life started to slow down.Maybe because I am not working now...a fulltime housewife and I am glad that MyLot has helped me to kill my time and Of course, I can earn some bucks for myself too. I do hope one day, I can go back to the work life and earn some fixed income for myself.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
Sounds like New York...every time I see a program about New York City everybody is in a hurry. I like the city and I like to do things all the time but why try to kill people by running them over cause you're in such a hurry? Enjoy being home for a while before you have to get back to work
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
That's the problem with our world today. It's like we are a time machine. we always moves and never stop only when we sleep...kind of crazy yet a bit of exciting. But a bit frightening as well.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Aug 10
I don't mind moving fast but don't run me over
@elitess (5076)
• Ipswich, England
24 Aug 10
Well hi there missy bear As long as i live in Bucharest, a city more clogged with cars then London and with worse driver attitude, you can only imagine that things are also in a hurry here. Sometimes i think we just have to stop and smell the roses, but so few of us get to do this anymore - be it because of lack of time, be it because we forget to. I see so many people ho cross on the red at the intersection - old people, moms with babies, many (over 60%) don't wait for the green light and this is really sad. I get annoyed by drivers that horn me when i cross normally at the cross sign... for instance.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I just wanna give them the finger but nowadays you get shot for that
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
well im also at fault at times about jaywalking and such. sometimes i just need to go home fast because of being tired or stress.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Aug 10
i used to jay walk but now I don't do it anymore. The fines are huge and I'm not trying to get ran over anytime soon.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
24 Aug 10
I hate, not dislike, but hate people with a pure passion who are in a hurry on the road. Years ago, I was crossing the streets in an intersection. Then there was a girl who made a turn really fast and hit me on the backbone tail. i was already half on my way! how could she miss me? My shoe went flying 5 meters away from me. I was glued on the ground and couldn't get up. If my boyfriend wasn't there to pull me, i would be on a weelchair today. What is it that you get from gaining 4-5 minutes with a risk of ending someone's life? What's the gain here on ending your own life as a driver? In some situation, you have to go fast but slow is also wise in some situation. Safety is teh first priority.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I never trust a driver to stop for me even when I have the walk sighn, they'll run you over in a heartbeat especially when there on the phone.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
24 Aug 10
ah,this is life,everybody is in a tearing hurry nowadays,one doesnt even have the time to greet ones colleagues.........PATHETIC STATE,ISNT IT???sometimes i wish to go village to stay,away from the hurry burry of city....
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I guess that's why some people prefer the small towns and country living.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Most people these days are really busy doing a lot of things. There are so many things that we can do at home and at work or even at anywhere we go. I prefer doing a lot of things rather than doing nothing at all.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I like to do things too but I'm not in a hurry like some people that just about run you over.