Humans have some pretty basic needs that must be met to ensure their continued survival. We have a base requirement for food, shelter, water, clothing, and oxygen. Quite simply we need to breathe. While not something that can be readily identified in the air around us, oxygen is present in the air that we breathe and has the important job of keeping our blood oxygenated. Though we may not always appreciate it, oxygen is critical for our life on earth.
When confined in enclosed or sheltered locations such as on a bus or within a building, we can find ourselves cut off from a fresh supply of oxygen. Often this only has to be a momentary problem as we find that if air conditioning is not available to cool and keep the air fresh and circulating, self opening windows will be provided. The kind designers of these facilities make it easy for us to ensure air and oxygen are readily available and can be regulated for the comfort of all.
Unfortunately though sometimes the people who find themselves in control of these windows, prefer to keep their surroundings in an oxygen deprived environment. For some reason, no matter how hot or how cold, through rain or shine, when it’s windy or still, these people stubbornly refuse to open the windows. Those unfortunate people situated further away from the windows, can suffer dreadfully because of this refusal to ‘share the air’. This problem is especially evident when people are crowded together, with limited space and limited circulating air.
Perhaps it is in an effort to protect their hairstyles, avoid the fresh fragrance of the landscape as it passes by, or maybe they are aliens who do not require oxygen. Whatever the reason, it can make time spent in their company extremely hard to bear. If you do not like fresh air or open windows, perhaps you should move to an alternate area and let someone else appreciate the location.
If you are fortunate enough to get a window seat, spare a thought for your fellow earth dwellers, open the window and let the air freely circulate.