8.17.2011

SIGN AT THE AIRPORT

But it's exactly the opposite.

We want to get the annoying things out of the way faster--things like getting through airport lines.

The things most worth doing are worth doing slowly.

That's what makes them special. Life speeds by fast enough. Let's remember to savor anything worth doing.

7 comments:

Madgew said...

Exactly as you said. Right on!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow.
That's just a blatant lie.

Dominique said...

Funny. I think if they had said, ANY INFORMATION WORTH GETTING IS WORTH GETTING FASTER....or ANY PHONE CALL WORTH GETTING...etc....!

jayneonweedstreet said...

I left my 50's this past week end - with a bang! My poor Volvo and that misplaced telephone pole. I had just visited the E.R> for a bee sting and was picking up medication. My wedding band had been cut off! It wasnt really my fault (the guy in front turned sharply left in front of me, blah, blah, blah) but I have vowed to take the next decade a tad more slowly! Thank you, I agree!

Dona M said...

Once again the culture being dominated by an advertising line that makes one feel they must push harder, faster in order to compete.
Civilization is on the down slide and it makes one very uncomfortable when considering the future. The human nervous system is not meant to move ever faster, our natural timing is the heartbeat, our breathing and walking. Please keep talking, writing and questioning at a slow, thoughtful pace.

Deborah A said...

I can testify to what signs like this and the need for the "fast lane" had done to people. I just got back from visiting a busy city with lots of busy streets, tons of stores, very busy and confusing intersections and turn offs.
Don't dare even hesitate for a second or the idiot behind you will blast their horn....young mothers driving huge SUVs filled with kids, driving like mad women while talking on the phone. I was absolutely shocked. Tailgating is a sport, and you better get out of the way.
I come from a very small town on Cape Cod , having lived here for years. We have a few dept stores, a few traffic lights, the only time we hear horns is July and August when the New Yorkers and the rest of the maniacs descend. So I was completely shocked at the rude and aggressive behavior I witnessed. The sad thing is that these perpetrators don't realize how obnoxious their behavior is. It is a way of life.
Imagine blowing a horn at someone because they weren't sure of where they were, or which way to turn? Imagine that poor person driving, had a beautiful baby in a $300.00 car seat driving very very carefully, to keep this baby safe.
All I can think of is how happy I am that everyday I get to take the slow lane and meander down all these beautiful back roads.

Laura said...

Children. That's what slowed my life down. My 2 year old makes me walk slower, talk slower, will time to be slower. Because this thing worth doing is worth savoring... faster isn't going to work here.