Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Traffic Signal Effect

Have you noticed, whenever you're at a traffic signal and the signal turns green, the people at the front, always seem to react slower than the people at the back, who always seem to be irritated at the people in front and hence honk away to glory!
Life's kinda like that sometimes, isn't it? People who are at the head of the order seem to be in no rush to get anywhere and the people lower down, really wanna get ahead real fast...the people at the back, in all their eagerness, would more often than not, cut everyone off to make it to the head of the order! The people in front though just don't seem to mind the delay cause they know they're ahead and will go further for sure, sooner or later! And quintessentially, they aren't any different from those at the back... Funny how the same people can behave differently in different situations huh?

6 comments:

Ria said...

so true...interesting analogy there.

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Hehehe...that's what happens when you're waiting a long time for someone at a traffic signal!

Sneha said...

couldn't agree more on this....:)

cute n confused said...

nice. biks, listen. this is ur true calling. u explain the most irritating things in such a simple manner and make us dumasses look at things we never ever wld...keep it up!

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

@Sneha:> :)

@Cutey:> Haha! My rubbish theories have begun making sense? Why I'll be damned!

Ferrin B said...

gosh that is so true!