stuck behind the defeated’s

So we’ve already established that I’m a two-stepper, which makes it even worse when I’m stuck behind “a defeated,” or one who walks super slowly up the stairs because he/she has given up on life (for one reason or another), but nonetheless blocks the way for the rest of us. I feel like I always encounter defeated’s transferring from the L train to the A-C-E during my morning commute.

Yeah we all know it’s early, it’s clammy and humid, life sort of stinks in a certain way sometimes, but to take out on the rest of us (is plain wrong) – us, who just want to get to the subway platform, to get to work, to waste away our own lives, in our own way, and at our own speeds. I’ve told a few people this (with limited response but nonetheless), that there should totally be “a defeated’s-lane” for all stairwells, so that these people who seem to think they have nowhere to go, who are in no rush to get anywhere fast, have a safe, controlled place to wallow, while we in-a-rush-for-no-reason-ers can get on with our days, two, maybe even three steps at a time. Yikes. Is that insensitive?

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6 responses to “stuck behind the defeated’s

  1. Justin

    has anyone told you that there is a finalist on last comic standing named Matt Kirsh(en). he doesn’t use those parentheses, but still, that guy uses all of your name and then some.

  2. Emily

    Matt, just chillax a little.

  3. I did hear about that dude with nearly my name – should I be nervous??

  4. Jamison

    I’m particularly offended by defeateds walking hand-in-hand while blocking a narrow sidewalk.

  5. perhaps what’s worse were these two “lovers” that were walking in front of me on a narrow sidewalk, and the guy had his arm around the girl, and they were walking like that! It was like this continuous hug blocking the way. Argh!

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