We walk briskly in NYC. It’s a fact.
I write this as I am traveling home after the normal rush hour, and I ran down into the station so I didn’t miss my train. At this hour, if I miss the train I have to wait 20 minutes for the next train.
I arrived on the platform only to see the local train I needed pull out of the station. So I got on the express that pulled in, knowing we would make it to the next express stop before the local I should have been on.
Then the train was held in the station for 3 minutes before we left. But then we finally got going, and pulled into the next stop, as the local train I needed was pulling out of the station. I had to wait for 20 minutes for the next train as I missed the same train twice.
This is why we walk briskly. Instead of spending an extra 20 minutes at home with Andy, I was standing among strangers in a hot subway station because I stalled at school. If I had only left school instead of BSing with my classmate, or ran across the street before the light changed, or if the damn train didn’t wait for 3 minutes before leaving, I would have been at home eating dinner.
It only takes one random incident to make you miss what you needed, so we are always thinking ahead, and walking briskly.