I see this all the time. If you are in a hotel, the “group” arranges themselves to block the area between the lobby and the corridor with the elevators. At a restaurant that has an outdoor waiting area, they cluster near the front door, completely blocking it. I see it all the time in casinos. Why stand in the open area over there when you can block people coming from four different directions at once by standing at the intersection of two walkways!
What is it? Is it: look at me and all my wonderful friends having such a marvelous chat that is so engrossing we don’t even notice the pissed off people all around us until someone finally says “Excuse me” and then we can go into our “Oh my! We had NO IDEA we were standing where everyone else needs to walk TEE HEE HEE!” routine. Or maybe it relates to a study I read a while back that showed, on average, people took almost twice as long to leave a parking space when someone else was waiting for it. Is it that? Or is the world just filled with self-absorbed d-bags?
Seriously, I want to know.