Antisocial Behaviour

Mar 27, 2024

I’m sitting in a cafĂ© right now, just watching the people around me… and three tables from me is a guy constantly on his phone, the other side on speakerphone at full volume, “entertaining” the entire place with his private conversations. Now he’s talking in a foreign language I don’t understand, but it’s distracting and annoying nevertheless.

Then I look outside the window at a busy street, and another guy just casually parks his car in the second lane (in the middle of the street in other words), gets out and calmly walks away. A minute later an entire bus full of people has to stop behind this car and wait until it can pass by, making everybody on the bus late because one person can’t be bothered to find a suitable parking spot and walk a few meters.

It’s little behaviours like these that the people doing them don’t think twice about, but that make life for other people just a little more unpleasant or annoying. And I’m taking it as a reminder for myself to consider the impact of my behaviour on other people.