Here is something that I know a lot of people do and others get extremely frustrated with, and that is blocking the way. This issue applies to those individuals that are walking and sometimes people when they are driving as well, so let’s have a look at a few things that bother me about people blocking the way.
Stopping at the top or bottom of an escalator
Here is a situation that really bothers me, and those are the individuals that stop as soon as they get off an escalator. I understand people are trying to figure out which direction they want to go, but stopping immediately after getting off an escalator bothers me and causes issues for those people behind you. If you are not certain which direction you want to go take a few steps forward, so that you are out of everyone else’s way and then stop and figure out where you are going. I have seen this happen so often and, in some cases, it results in people banging the individual or banging others as they try and get around that individual.
Blocking the door on transit
Here is another situation that can cause a lot of issues and that is blocking the door on transit. There are so many people that like to stand in the doorway on a subway even if they are not getting off at the next station. By blocking the door, it makes it so much harder for people that want to either exit or enter the subway. Some of these individuals also like having their feet stuck out, which then causes a tripping hazard as well. If you like standing in the doorway of transit, please step off the subway at a station and to the side so that everyone wants to enter, or exit have room to do so.
Turning into an aisle/roadway in a parking lot and immediately stopping
It is interesting how many people turn into either an aisle of a parking lot or even into a parking lot and immediately stop. This can be extremely dangerous because there are other cars trying to get around as well. Blocking an aisle or roadway will get a lot of other people upset and could result in an accident. Again, if you aren’t sure where you are wanting to go, pull out of traffic and ensure that there isn’t someone right behind you and then stop to figure out where you are going.
These are just a few of the things that I have seen, and I am writing about because there are a lot of other ways people can block the way. So, next time you are out and about, look at what others are doing and remember to think about what you are doing as well. Blocking the way for others can be very frustrating.