As part of my commute, I walk almost 4 miles a day. When you walk that much, you want the activity to be as efficient as possible. For me, walking is purposeful. I'm definitely not out to take a leisurely stroll, I am purely trying to get from point A to point B.
Because I commute solely by foot and by boat, I never have to drive. You may think that this is totally awesome. In some ways it is. I never have to deal with stop and go traffic, congestion or, more importantly, horrible drivers. BUT, don't be jealous just yet because I have to deal with something much worse...slow walkers! And I'm talking molasses slow here, people.
Slow walkers are my biggest pet peeve of all time. Ok, I'll admit I am an unusually fast walker. I have long legs and I like to get where I am going as quickly as possible. I think I walk twice as fast as the average person. But this makes the Slow Walker even more annoying for me. I seriously think some people are incapable of walkng and talking on the phone at the same time. Everyday I have to shuffle behind people with phones up to their ears moving at approximately the pace of a cervix during the child-labor process.
And somehow, wherever there is ONE Slow Walker, there are three to five other Slow Walkers walking shoulder to shoulder. Seriously. It's inevitable. It makes passing them completely impossible without playing leap frog- which, as tempting as it may be, is not a very appropriate game to play with adult strangers.
You may not believe this, but walking slow behind a group of unpassable slow people is PHYSICALLY PAINFUL to me. Each time I have to do it, a little piece of my soul dies and I want to throw myself through the nearest window or in front of the nearest moving vehicle (which hopefully isn't a bike cop). Why the hell can't there be a passing lane for walkers?
My other pet peeves are people who talk too loudly or play a musical instrument on the ferry. Shut the hell up. No one wants to hear you! Ooops, I should have warned you all that I'm in a bad mood....