Originally posted by Pimento on April 6, 2016 – 2 years ago today!
Faster people snubbing slower people is rude. This we know. But how often has a slower person said of a faster person:
I can’t talk to her because:
… she’s too fast.
… she’s kind of addicted.
… have you seen her PR?
… she’s totally obsessed.
… she wears those buns-things.
… she’s too ______.
How often have you been at the starting line at a race, and gazed at the svelte gazelles at the front and assumed they would never give you the time of day let alone be a potential friend? Do you assume a fellow runner who starts talking about her higher mileage (than yours) and (much faster than your) PR is bragging?
Why do so many people seem to assume that faster runners look down on slower runners? In fact, that assumption itself is rude: just because someone’s fast doesn’t mean she’s a jerk.