The Right Angle
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
I work in a mall location and I do a fair share of mall “watching”. People walk up and down the halls and I normally don’t think anything of it. Every now and then someone will pee their pants or spill a drink and all the watching is worthwhile. Normally it is very boring.
One day I saw a woman take an awfully weird turn in steps. She made a complete right angle when there was no need to make a right angle turn. It came to me that she had a very obvious symptom, fear of making obtuse or acute angles. This could be a very serious ailment. Most people don’t think about how many acute and obtuse angles come into play while walking. Life would change considerably.
I started to feel said for this poor woman…but then a glimpse of hope came. I remembered the game “Snake”. Snake could only make right angled turns. Snake turned out pretty good. He was actually a very popular guy during the Nokia brick phone era.
Although people with this illness do not have a charity fund or a commercial with sappy music playing, they do need the support of everyone that can make turns at whatever angle they wish. Support them.