“Magazine Rack Junkie”
Arms crossed and head tilted to the side: this is the pose you might find yourself in when browsing through the magazine section of your favorite book store. There is a group of people that flock to magazine racks that might make you question your kindness when you’re looking for a magazine. The magazine section at a bookstore can be entertaining and frustrating in the same visit. You may arrive with a purpose, or just be there to kill some time. Either way, you may be in for an experience you never imagined, or took the time to think about. Who are the magazine rack junkies?
If you’re heading to the magazine section of your favorite book store to buy a magazine you regularly purchase, then you may not think about the frustration that could come with finding a magazine. You may however face one of the frustrating questions that all magazine readers face while shopping for a magazine: who are the people that stop in the aisle to read the magazine they just picked up, but don’t have the courtesy to step back far enough to let someone else do the same? It’s as if they know the exact distance to stand that makes you think you could squeeze between them and the rack, and get the magazine you want. It’s as if once those people have found the magazine they are looking for; they lose all their peripheral vision, and can’t see you standing there in frustration. The thought of interrupting them may cross your mind, but then again you don’t want to make them stop reading in the middle of a sentence. But who cares, after all, they choose to stand in that, “I’m-just-browsing-and-want-to-keep things-moving space.” They will move, just reach for it. After all, they are magazine rack junkies. Watch as they may pull the magazine in toward their body, and say “excuse me,” as if they now realize that they were in the way of your enjoyment. Or maybe they pull the magazine
closer to hide what they are reading. They may not want you to know...