A worker's daily life in the modern city/world ... after getting out of bed every morning, there's not a moment of relaxation. Get brushed/cleaned, get dressed, get a shower, get out of the apartment. You don't want to miss the elevator (yes, there are three of them but you just don't want to miss the one that's coming), don't want to miss the bus. After getting off the bus, you don't want to miss the green light (yes, the traffic light changes frequently, but you don't want to miss THIS one in front of you), walking toward the elevator leading up to your office, you don't want to miss this one as well.
There are so many things in one day that you don't want to miss. Time is money, so rush for it. At the end of the day, you asked "okay, so what have I gained after working so hard to catch up with everything?"