By Raine Hinkle
Dear Person in front of me in the hallway,
Five minutes before class is over, the class has decided class has ended and it’s time to pack up. They begin dismissing the teacher’s last minute comments and crowding the door. When that bell rings to dismiss class, it’s officially a mad house in the hallways. Students pour from room in varieties of subjects. Now there are seven types of people in the hallways
- The runner – for some reason this kid feels the need to get to his next class in less than 60 seconds or he feels like a disappointment. Not sure what there is to gain out of not only running but also now sitting in an empty classrooms to wait for the others to slowly trail in.
- The shy person – they walk through the hallways briskly with their hands covering their stomach with their heads down not making contact with anyone.
- The pusher – that person that will find a way to push past you even if you aren’t going much slower. They just want to get around EVERYONE.
- The huddle people – those people who walk and just stop at their group of friends and block the hallway.
- The couple – Everybody’s favorite thing is when a couple not only decides to block part of the hallway but to then make out too.
- The popular – that one person walking down the hallway that knows just about everybody that passes them and feels the need to greet everyone.
- The follower – that person behind you that follows so closely that they step on the back of your shoe more than once.
So dear person in front of me in the hallway – I understand we are all trapped in this claustrophobic hallway together for the same reason. And to the person behind me, please don’t step on the back of my shoe.