Life is filled with so many interesting moments that I decided to create a weekly conversation starter around one of the more entertaining observations made during the previous week. Nothing too complicated — fun to see how people answer the question.
Let me know what you think.
People have different perspectives on how to keep track of their precious cargo. Imagine the following two scenarios which took place on a major midtown Manhattan avenue.
- First, I see a young fashionably-dressed woman talking on her cell phone while a toddler waddles behind her. She is walking somewhat sideways so as to keep an eye on the child, however there is a distance between the two of them that measures somewhere between one-third and one-half city block.
- A few minutes later, I see a young man walking down the street. He looks like a sweaty tightrope walker. He is balancing some 6 (very large) trays of eggs in his arms.
Doesn’t it seem that the transportation method should have been switched up in these scenarios?
In the described situation, would you have said something to the young woman? Would you have offered to help the young man?
OR, would you have power-walked past both of them?