Monday, May 24, 2010

Magic words

when walking to work, there are usually people in my way. they walk so slowly! ofcourse... being used to biking... i could just ring my bicycle bell whenever someone was in my way. now... i miss this bell... hahaha! but it would be a little weird, i guess, to use that to get people out of my way. i however refuse to resort to these magic words that are ubiquitously uttered here: "Excuse Me". if only it would be meant as these words were originally intended. it is nothing like a gentle "pardon". it means "get the F*CK out of my way right NOW" without actually having to use any swear-word. its being used at any given moment, in any given situation, regardless. sometimes it feels like this hissing sound is everywhere around me. then i have to suppress the impulse to just pinch these people; those familiar with the magic words must agree with me it often sounds like "squeeze me".