Conveyor Belts

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Conveyor Belts

This Wednesday, I was travelling between London and Halifax via Montreal.  In Heathrow airport I was attracted to a Japanese restaurant with plates of food going around on a conveyor belt.  Then I thought how the whole airport experience is in some way about people on conveyor belts.  Even though when you go through security you are not physically on a conveyor belt, the end effect is the same.  You are impelled forward through the maze of alleys by the people behind and in front of you.  Then there are the moving side walks.    In short, I feel I loose autonomy when I am in airports.  I am just swept along from here to there like the food in the Japanese restaurant. (You will notice that the YouTube video does’t work but if you click on the link it will take you to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XPqAvzopvzUo&Rel=0