Monday, August 22, 2011


Let me tell you a story that sums up a lot of the mood I see in London these days.

On Friday I was in the lift at work. I work in a building that is predominantly occupied by a company that is nothing to do with who I work for, and we just rent a small space there. The lift stopped at a floor and one fellow passneger said to another "Can you move that bag?"

On the floor was three large bags of McDonalds. The only way for the man to get out was for him to step over it.

The McDonalds consumer replied "Oh come on, you can step over that."

The lift leaver said "Show some manners and move the bag."

The McDonalds consumer told him to step over the bag.

The lift leaver then kicked the bag across the lift and walked out.

The McDonalds consumer turned to (the very silent) fellow passengers in the lift and said "He is a bit angry".

No-one said a word in reply.


anothercookiecrumbles said...

Not justifying it or making excuses or anything, but if someone asks twice to remove some bags which are in the way, most people do comply. Sounds like both were difficult characters; one just needed some more anger management therapy than the other.

The depressing thing is... I can actually envisage this, and it doesn't really surprise me.

Random Reflections said...

anothercookiecrumbles - I agree, The man should have moved the bags. If you cause an obstruction and someone asks you to move it, you move it.

I think the other chap felt he was in the right though...

Kahless said...

Belated happy birthday.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - thank you. I hope all is well with you.