This week’s video is a rant about something people do at a place I spend far too much time… airports. There are few things I hate more than wasted time. This is either going to offend you, or rally you onto my side of the argument. Enjoy!
Hello, it’s Matthew Hussey here, and today I want to talk about something that really frustrates me immensely. It just so happens from my work, I’m on a lot of planes. I do lots of tours and seminars in different locations. So I’m always going from one place to the next and I try and travel light and easy and efficient, and so whenever I’m at the airport, and I see inefficiency, it just bothers me, because it’s like, that essentially, that’s like my home, it’s like seeing inefficiency inside my house, because I’m there 50% of the time. So, every time I’m at the airport, the big thing that frustrates me, is that when I’m about get on a plane, and I know you’ve seen this.
Now as I say this, you’re either going to be in one of two camps.
The camp that I offend or the camp that’s really annoyed by the same thing I’m annoyed by. So, let’s see. What really annoys me is, when I’m about to get on my plane, and I’m sitting there, I watch the guys, the stewardess say, okay, so we are, the plane has just arrived, and landed and we’re going to be boarding in just a few minutes, and then everyone stands up.
Everyone stands up, gets their bags, like this plane is leaving without them in the next 10 minutes and start rushing the desk, and everyone just stands there. I sit there thinking, firstly, why has everyone stood up? Nothing is happening. And you know what? We all know that nothing is happening for the next 45 minutes.
Everyone is standing there now and people say, oh you know because, then I can get my luggage in the thing, I can put my bag in the top. Well, many people do this before their group has even been called. They stand there and they say, okay, we’re boarding group one and two, and groups three and four are just standing there, like morons, just waiting and I don’t know why.
I’m sitting there I’m having a lovely little time, I’ve my book, little bit of Catcher In The Rye, sitting there, reading away, little diet coke, why not? I’m having a good time, I’m making a phone call to my mum, I’m building my relationships. Everyone else is stood there, just waiting, just killing time in their lives. I don’t get it. So, if someone has a better answer for why people do this, please tell me.
But here is what I think. I think the people are inherently sheep.
I think there are some leaders in life, but I think most people are just sheep, they just follow what everyone else does. They see everyone else stand up, and everyone’s like, oh well, I guess I should stand up right now, and everyone stands up.
If everyone was sitting down, if everyone stayed seating, I guarantee those same people wouldn’t get up. There wouldn’t just be one person getting up, they go, oh well it seems everyone’s still seated, we should probably stay seated for a little while. It happens everywhere in life, people act like sheep and my philosophy has always been this, you can follow the sheep but this’s always going to take you down the most crowded road in life. Instead, go the opposite direction.
Your chances are always going to be better and quicker and more efficient than following what every other person is doing because they’re only doing it because they see everyone else doing it in the first place. It’s this weird psychotic loop, that we all get into that drives me nuts. Here is my challenge to you, that next time you’re in this position at the airport and you see everyone rush to the desk when everyone’s boarding say, you know what? I’ve got 45 minutes right now to read a chapter of book or to call someone I care about or to learn something or to study the city that I’m about and go to and find a great spot in that city.
I have this time at my disposal to do something useful and while everyone else is just standing there like these weird creatures, these zombies just waiting for something to happen.
I’m actually going to make something to happen in my life, and when it’s ready, I’m going to get on the freaking plane, which was never going to leave without me anyway. Good luck my friends. I will see you soon.
Well what is this called? It’s sheeple?
Sheeple. Well that’s kind of been the playful name of this segment. Jameson’s been just really hot in his puns recently.
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