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Pew Blocking

pewsNever heard of pew blocking? It’s that practice of sitting right next to the aisle so that no one else can get by to sit in the middle of the pew. Everyone has seen it. In fact, the best pew blockers come early so they can get their coveted aisle seats and then be sure that no one can get past them. The most effective form of pew blocking takes place when two people take their places at opposite ends of the pew, occupying both the center and aisle seats. This effectively eliminates anyone else from sitting on that row. There are two solutions to pew blocking. The first is to move towards the middle of the pew, leaving the aisle seats for those coming later. And for those of you who just can’t handle sitting in the middle of the pew, take the outside aisle spot and graciously allow those coming after you to go past by moving out for them so they can get by. Remember, pew blocking isn’t hospitable nor is it an efficient method of seating. So don’t be selfish. Move on over towards the middle. Don’t be a pew blocker.