I’m incompetent at pushing buttons
So I just walked to class (and am currently in class blogging … yay), taking my usual route which requires crossing a lot of roads with traffic lights. I think I’m just a bit too mindful of things, but I always wonder why people who come to the pedestrian traffic lights decide to push the button when someone is already there, who has obviously already pushed it. It happened to me twice just now – do people not see me waiting for the lights to change? Do they think I’m just standing there for fun? Or maybe they think I’m just incompetent at pressing buttons and don’t trust that my button-pressing abilities are enough to cause the light to turn green?
The same happens in elevators, which is a bit more obvious. I mean, the ‘Ground level’ button is already lit up (because I pressed it before they got on!), but for some reason, people still don’t believe that it will go down to the ground and that I’m just some random idiot in the lift, waiting for someone to come press the button for me. Clearly my button-pressing skills aren’t good enough for some people!
…or is it just safe to presume that some people are just untrusting, cynical, possibly OCD people who think everyone around them is a moron?