In a walk yesterday morning lasting about an hour and a half I witnessed three times a scene of anger and impatience.
Now you might think that is not too bad! But let me describe the walk and mention the instances.
I left the house to walk out of the village, this meant walking past the church and the village store, and out of the village. This is about half a mile nothing more. The first instance happened at the village store. A shopper had got into a car and was indicating to pull out. Trouble was she was not pulling out fast enough for the person who wanted to take the parking spot. Now that might sound fair enough apart from the fact that there was space for at least four cars outside the shop but this person wanted the one right at the door. Eventually he got parked jumped out of his car leaving the engine running came back out with a pack of cigarettes and drove off. All of this in the time it took me to approach the store and walk past.
The second happened on the country road outside the village. The lorry that brushes along the edge of the roads to keep the road from filling with debris that might cause the road to flood was coming towards me. He was taking his time and making a good job. Three times drivers expressed their annoyance at being slowed down.
The last instance was when I was walking through the woodland part of the walk. Two people walking their dogs for some reason got annoyed with each other because the path between the trees was narrow and they had to pass in single file. I thought they might have stopped and chatted, as I probably would have done but they were obviously both in a great hurry.