Thursday, November 09, 2006

Complaint of the day

I'm going to preempt Friendster Guy's complaining and do a little bit of my own.

What is wrong with people that they don't know how to walk on sidewalks?!

I was on my lunch break and I had a near collision with someone who managed to get into an Ivy League institution but can't seem to understand that if I'm walking on the right hand side of the pathway, and there is a pathway going off to my right that I want to take, you probably shouldn't continue straight across the pathway on the wrong side of the path because I now have to circle around you (since you aren't moving out of my way) and then be forced to backtrack slightly because I've now passed my "exit."

Walk like you drive people! Walk like you drive.

5 comments:

DecemberFlower said...

Oh, yes. I wish more people understood the "walk like you drive" policy.

sarae said...

I always complain about the same thing, until, um, whoops, I find myself walking on the left side. Or accidentally blocking someone. Or doing any sort of stupid things that I don't do when I drive.

Moe said...

This is one of my peeves. Or even worse a group of people who have to walk 3 across and I either have to stop or step off the side walk to avoid by trampled. Annoying!

Michael J. said...

What I do is stop dead in my tracks and make them wake up and walk around me or run into me. Hello! Other people exist! Existence proof! ;)

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd pop in and say hi as I'm trying to visit and comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can. :)

I agree with that idea, but it should also extend to bikers as well (that was one of my pet peeves when I was attending college - the bikers always thought that they owned the sidewalk).