What's the point of running?

Recently, Luisa and I have started to walk to work, to help save pennies and get a bit of exercise at the same time.

Luisa gets the train from Halifax to Leeds and each morning I wait with her on the platform until her train arrives. When leaving the station, I'm always met with people racing to catch the train. It's at this point every morning I see something strange...

The people I see running suddenly stop to pick up a Metro, which might sound like nothing but Halifax station is so small that if they carried on running rather than wasting 5 seconds, they might actually catch the train.

It doesn't bother or annoy me, it just makes me giggle.