Picture the scene. I’m waiting for the train to come. The platform is busy. It’s very hot. There’s a short women standing on my right.
One minute later she’s on my left. I know your trying to get the optimum position to get on this train I thought. Too hot to care. She’s revaluated and is back on my right. It’s getting busier. The train comes.
The doors stop no where near either of us. I find it amusing that after all of her effort she still mucked it up. I could have told her not to stand by me as I never stand where the doors will be – I know I won’t get a seat anyway and that areas to crowded, and it’s too hot. But I thought if she’s trying to push in why bother letting her know.
Next thing I know she’s used her short height to her advantage and is pushing through the queue, almost stealthily, but I noticed, as did everyone else. Meanwhile I hang back and stroll on after the rush is over. After her long fight she still ends up standing, and not only that, she’s standing right next to me again. I’m on her left now though.