#668 Walking faster than cars sitting in traffic

taxi fareHave you ever sat in a taxi cab in traffic?

Just tell me that’s not frustrating. Your heart thump-thumps and your anxiety zooms sky-high while you stare at the fluorescent red toll slowly ticking upwards. Sure, you know you shouldn’t watch it, but you can’t stop. You fixate your eyes on the tick-tocking numbers while your cab slowly inches forward through tight city streets, at rush hour, in construction, when it’s raining.

There is only one thing that can make this scene more frustrating and that is watching some dude walk faster than you on the sidewalk.

Honestly, look at them, strutting their stuff, moseying down the street at breakneck speed, while you pay top dollar for a slower service. You may as well roll down the back window and toss your wallet in the sewer at this point. Yeah, steam’s coming out your ears while your face turns red as a tomato.

But for the faster-walking guy, it’s a different story.

He just bops along and watches you sweat.


walk on

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26 thoughts on “#668 Walking faster than cars sitting in traffic

  1. It reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Elaine is trying to take the taxi home, but it’s stuck in traffic. Then she decides to get out and walk, and not 5 minutes later, the taxi catches up to her. Awesome.

  2. My friend walk-dances along side the bus on his way to work every morning. He works market hours starting at 5:30 AM, and walks along past, gets passed, along past in the morning dark… until he makes it to the corner, that is where the dancing stops and they go there seperate ways. It has to be one of my favorite stories he’s told that he enjoys every day along his way to work: )

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  5. A few years ago I had been in New York at a trade show in the Javits Center. I left at the end of the day, with no spare cash for a cab or even a bus, and proceeded to walk across Manhatten. I walked down 34th street, and kept my eye on a particular bus. The walk was 50 minutes, and the bus and I kept pace the whole way.

    I was more tired than I would have been if I had ridden (especially with all the swag that I was carrying from the trade show), but I saved money and got a bit of exercise.


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