Friday, September 30, 2011

Hey THS -- Learn to Walk!

By Alexis Turner, Reporter

Are the hallways your worst nightmare? Have a hard time getting from class to class without bumping into someone or walking behind someone unbearably slow? How about the people who just stand in the middle of the hallway?

Well listen up, because you’re not the only one. Walking through these hallways for the past four years opened my eyes to how inconsiderate we are on a regular basis.
Personal experience: first day of school this year, just walking with a couple friends, and this underclassman comes running through the halls and knocks me side to side. You would think he would turn around and say something along the lines of “I’m sorry” ha, no, he just keeps running through people. Honestly, you will get to class. Trust me.

Then, we have the people who walk at a 0.5 miles per hour pace in the hallway. The “I don’t care about being late to class because I’m so cool” attitude does not make you cool; it makes you look pretty bad. If you want to walk like you’re sleepwalking, stay home, because you annoy half the people in the school who are actually trying to get to class.

Lastly, my favorite, the people who just stand in the middle of the hallway to talk. It doesn’t matter if you talk, but please just do it near a locker or something, instead of being a nuisance and taking up half the hallway, so people have squeeze by you.

I think it’s time we set some ground rules for the hallway.

1. Do not run in the hallway. It’s sad that we need to tell people in high school not to do so. Honestly, if you’re worried about being late, manage your time a little differently.
2. Walk at a moderate pace. There is no reason to walk at a snail’s pace. Just because you may not want to get to class, and you do not care, does not give you the right to make anyone else around you late too.
3. If you want to talk in the hallway, stand by a locker. Stop getting in the way of other people, and holding up traffic.

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