Dance
Man waiting at bus stop suddenly breaks out dance routine no one can ignore
I’m so glad someone caught this on camera!
Cherie Gozon
04.15.22

We know it sucks to miss the bus because it means waiting for the next one.

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Unsplash - Sandy Ravaloniaina

It can be very stressful while waiting for your ride. The waiting time seems too long than it usually is. In fact, a study showed that most people waiting for their bus perceive their waiting time to be 50% longer than it is.

An assistant professor at Georgia Tech said that we feel insecure during these situations.

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Unsplash - Johen Redman

Kari Watkins studied how people wait for their buses at bus stops. She discovered that those who were not doing anything while waiting felt like they waited for too long than they should be. Aside from that, not knowing the exact time (when the bus will arrive) and feeling anxious are the other two reasons for this perception of time.

This is why we see people keeping themselves busy at bus stops – like this man.

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

He was alone and waiting at the bus stop, but he sure wasn’t bored. Instead of waiting anxiously at the bus stop, he did something to entertain himself (and others who saw him, too).

He danced his heart out like no one was watching!

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

Of course, somebody saw him and found it amusing. They filmed this guy’s energetic dance at the bus stop and shared it on the internet. (Bless them.)

At first, you’d think it’s just one of those wiggling dances we do while waiting.

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

We mean that kind of dancing in which we put and shift our weight from left to right, jiggling a little. But no. He had other things in mind; maybe that type of dance was too dull for him.

He suddenly started moving to one end of the wall, spinning and leaping.

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

You would get that feeling that he was not joking about this. He busted some moves and was so graceful at it. The way he moved would make you want to dance yourself!

A man walked by, and he didn’t even care!

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

He continued to dance his merry way while waiting for his bus to arrive. He twirled, hopped, and even gave us the classic “scoop” move. We can say this man is our spirit animal!

This man had the right attitude towards his bus stop waiting time.

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YouTube Screenshot - Rumble Viral

While this is all amusing and worthy to go viral, he did what he could to let himself forget he had some minutes to wait.

Doing something and keeping yourself busy can help our perception of time.

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Unsplash - Jun Huang

The adage “time flies when you’re having fun” is true. When you are doing something – reading a book, listening to music, or dancing – it would give you the impression that your waiting time is relatively shorter than those who just stood and waited.

But there’s one thing that researchers found to be more effective –

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Unsplash - Shalvi Raj

Knowing the exact time when the bus or train arrives. This is why mobile apps indicating bus stops are helpful, especially to estimate your travel time to catch the next bus or train. That means you will arrive a few minutes early with less time for waiting.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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