Passing on the Right
So… your walking to class and you get stuck behind a group of people that could be beat in a sprint by a paraplegic.
If your anything like me, this situation is inevitably awkward. If you take a step back, figuratively speaking of course, you are left with several options here.
1) You could really kick in the afterburners and pass these lingerers. (movie reference anyone?) Now you can choose to squeeze around on the left hand side if there are no oncoming pedestrians (or douche bags on scooters) or you could go all out and pass on the grass. I recommend the sidewalk if you don’t want to look like a Frosh trying to make it to the GAG at noon.
2) You settle and follow these stragglers who are bound by destiny to have the exact same destination as you. Enjoy following them from Hahn to the Student Center.
3) You go for the “Squeeze Play”. Even though their ranks are tight, you bust through like a playground game of Red Rover muttering the usual “scuse me” as they bask in your wake.
There is no easy answer to this problem encountered by people on campuses, in malls, and locations around the world. I may not have the solution to the problem, but with these ideas… we gotta be getting closer.