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I took the time…

In observations on March 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I took the time today to watch the people around me and discovered some interesting things

1. tourists automatically slow down and become significantly more stupid in london.

they slow down and waddle through the streets trying to take in every small detail, unfortunately due to the fact that a) london is busy anyway and b) london is a working environment and c) we are all in a rush tourists become significantly more annoying.

2. everything is a potential photo opportunity.

if you can stand in front of it and have a pout on your face a photo can be taken.

3. we will all visit the same places in a coach load attitude.

people on holiday like to do things in crowds so that everyone around them speaks the same language and so that they can intimidate the locals!

4. eye contact is avoided at all costs, there is no need to look into anyones faces because they are scary, we must not connect in any way. 

eye contact is deemed a sin or a crime. if we look up we must quickly look away due to the fact prolonged eye contact could be deemed as looking at someone in the ‘wrong way’

5. there are so many interesting people all around london.

a man who walks a ferret, mismatched couples, interestingly dressed people, mimes, tourists and many more. just take the time to look at the world passing you by. there is so much to see

as they say in lion king

there is more to be seen than can ever be seen. more to do than can ever be done. 

open your eyes 🙂

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  1. This made me laugh! It’s so true. You forgot to add that tourists walk very slowly in a long row, taking up the whole pavement, so that when you are late/in a rush, you either have to a) deal with it and walk slowly behind them, b) walk around them and risk getting run over on the road, c) say “excuse me” only to be ignored, because they are deep in foreign-language conversation, or d) barge through them and get the “omg londoners are so rude” look.

    • its true right.. yeah they insist on staying in their coach load all the way around town.. there are four ways, sometimes i just walk another way or just run through shouting in french 🙂 haha but yes i do get the rude londoners look if i do any of your four suggestions! ha

  2. Tourists are stupid everywhere, but since I live in a tourist town (Orlando, Fl) I have learned to be more patient, because without them…I don’t have a job.

    • true, my job would be much less busy if there were no tourists! always look on the bright side 🙂
      taken straight from monty python

  3. 1 – I’ll sure be doing this too if I even get the chance to go there, or any other place/country for that matter..
    2 & 4 – Guilty person here!
    3 – I agree somewhat just because when I do this, it’s not to intimidate the locals… it’s because the locals intimidate me! D:
    5 – I must do this some time — I am too busy with my own thoughts that I don’t take the time to look at people around me.

    Nice post! 🙂
    I would try and take the time to observe things around me one of these days ’cause it’s something I haven’t really done in a long, long time!

  4. London is an interesting city. I love this post!

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