How To PROPERLY Walk In The Hallways

How To Properly Walk In The Hallways, Because Stopping In The Middle To Chat Isn't How You Do It

No one likes that person who just stops in the middle of the hall for no reason; don't be that person.

How To Properly Walk In The Hallways, Because Stopping In The Middle To Chat Isn't How You Do It

Recently I wrote an article with advice for high school freshman. I realized when I went back to read it that it was lacking one very important piece of advice: how to walk in the hallways.

It's something I notice every day. There are people who have a certain talent for walking extremely slow, running way too fast, or just flat out stopping in the middle of the busiest hall intersection in the school.

It can become very frustrating when I am trying to get to class on time but I get stuck behind the slowest people in school. No one likes driving in traffic, so what makes you think we like walking in it?

So, as a way to help teach all of those who are guilty, here is my guide on how to properly walk in the hallways!

Step 1: Don't huddle.

When I get to school in the mornings, I like to walk around with my friends. The pleasure in doing so, however, dissipates when the entire width of the halls is crowded with huddles of people.

I mean, is it really necessary to stand side by side by side? You end up blocking all potential passages, making it impossible to get anywhere. Save the huddles for the field.

Step 2: Take actual steps.

Stand up. Place your right foot slightly in front of your left. Then, place your left foot slightly in front of your right. Continue doing so in a constant manner at a speed that a sloth couldn't easily mimic.

Step 3: Don't stop.

Hallways have a purpose in any and all buildings you will ever set foot in, and that is to allow people to move from one place to another.

By stopping in the middle of such a place, you prevent those who are trying to use the hall for its intended purpose from doing so. You also risk being knocked into by those of us who are trying to get to class.

If that happens, do not, I repeat, DO NOT give me the dirty look. It was YOU who wasn't moving, therefore it is not my fault.

Step 4: Don't run.

Just don't do it. I understand that you want to get to class on time or that you are trying to meet your “bae" outside of his/her classroom before he/she walks out, but there is no reason that you should be treating class change like an Olympic race.

You are not Usain Bolt. You can very easily get to class on time if you simply walk at a quick pace.

If you run, you will run into someone, and then you will look like the idiot.

Step 5: Walk on the right side of the hall.

Yes, I mean the actual right side. If you are walking forward (if you aren't, turn around and walk the correct way, you fool) you should be on the right side, not the left. This way, you are going with the flow of the traffic, not against it.

Also, don't be that one person who does walk on the opposite side. Think about it this way: if you are driving on the road, would you really drive on the left side? No. You wouldn't. So don't do it in school.

Step 6: Stop making out in the halls.

I understand that you may have a girlfriend/boyfriend and that you want to say goodbye before heading your separate ways, but please, spare us all. Not only should you not stand lip-locked for everyone to see, but you should also not stand lip-locked in the middle of the connecting hallways. My eyes don't need to see it, and I certainly don't want to be late to class because I got stuck behind Mr. And Mrs. PDA.

Step 7: Don't do the stare shuffle.

Seriously, do you have to be on your phone in the hallways? When you walk with your head down, reading the latest tweet or Snapchatting, you are no longer focused on walking.

Rather you are focused on what is happening on your little screen, slowing you down (or even making you stop completely) and turning everyone in the hall against you. Whatever it is that you are doing can wait, I promise!

Your phone won't start crying because you haven't paid attention to it for five whole minutes.

Step 8: Don't stop every time you see a friend.

Don't stop in the middle of the hall during class change to say hello or hug or start catching your friends up on the latest gossip; wave to them instead!

It's a friendly way of acknowledging their presence without blocking traffic or turning the students of the hall against you.

If your hands are full of books or binders, a simple smile or head nod will do too.

Step 9: Know where you are going.

During the first week of school, it's understandable if you don't know how to get to your class, especially if you're a freshman.

After that first week, though, you should be able to get around the halls. If you don't, figure it out before you walk out of class and turn jammed people traffic into deadlock people traffic.

Step 10: Just keep walking.

For all of those who do know how to properly walk in the halls, here is my piece of advice to you.

I am a senior in high school. I have managed to never once be late to class in both middle and high school, and plan to keep that up.

How do I do it? I never stop walking. I don't let anyone slow me down, and neither should you. Just keep walking, because if you don't, then you'll become the person who you can't stand being behind.

Report this Content

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments