“When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.” ― Ken Knabb

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Train doors are particularly difficult for some people.

In my country, it is known as the ‘grind to a halt’ syndrome.

I’m sure it has been around for a long time, but now it has been exacerbated by the ‘reading of cell phone messages while walking’ phenomenon.

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Who said blokes cannot do two things at once. This guy is smiling and checking his phone while walking! Which is technically three things, but who’s counting?

Despite what is said, people generally cannot do two things at once, and the brain knows this, so it decides that reading trumps walking and, so as not to frighten the person carrying the brain, it slowly shuts down the ability to walk. Rather an elegant solution, assuming you are not the person walking behind them at the time.

A recent variant is the ‘suddenly speed up again’ effect. It sometimes kicks in as you go to go around them.

This is a tricky one which requires more study.

ImagePHOTO CREDITS: None of these photos are mine, but I do like this lady’s shoes. Do you think she made it across before the next tram came?

10 thoughts on ““When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.” ― Ken Knabb

  1. I’ve broken the habit of looking at my mobile phone while walking because when I see others doing it…well they look like zombies and frankly I don’t want to look like a Zombie!

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    • It would have to be a VERY good book. Personally, I’m too busy looking. Maybe it’s the photographer in me but I don’t want to miss anything.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.
      Terry

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