Every morning as my train pulls into the station, people begin to get up from their seats and stand in the aisles waiting for their turn to get out. Before the train has even stopped. Before it's even in the station. I'm not sure I follow this. Are they really in that much of a hurry? Or are they just bored? Typically I wait until I see the crush start moving, and then I'll stand up and try to merge in with the flow. Every morning there's that interesting awkward pause where you wonder if the person standing in the aisle behind your seat is going to let you get out and into the traffic, or if they're in such a hurry that they just want to get off and etiquette be damned. It's doubly bad when a woman is the one waiting, because then my chivalrous side ponders if I'm supposed to let her go first by default.
Today I was busy enough with my laptop that I didn't even bother. I just sat there until I was done. The entire train emptied out around me. And then I took my time packing up and heading out the door.
Do you have any idea how relaxing that was? No herding down the walkway like cattle, wondering if you'll accidentally step on somebody's feet or they'll step on yours. No weaving around slow people, or getting bumped and shoved as somebody weaves around you. I had the platform to myself. It was quiet, and it was nice.
All that for a grand total of maybe 2 extra minutes on the train.
Try it some time. You might enjoy it.