March 31st, 2011
From the hockey game tonight.
1. Row of guys behind me talking about baseball the entire game. "YOU'RE AT A HOCKEY GAME! FOCUS!"
2. Three chicks who came in after the national anthem, sat down, and started texting. They left before the beginning of the first without ever having looked at the ice. On the plus side, they didn't come back.
3. Jaywalkers. If you're on the left side of the street and the left turn signal goes green, there's a _really_ good reason why the pedestrian signal still has the stop signal. Or -- as I yelled -- "WHAT PART OF THE RED HAND DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?!"
4. The drivers who stopped for the pedestrians.
|Date:||April 2nd, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)|| |
Ugh. The boy is extremely wary of pedestrians, and if one steps off the curb while he is coming up to an intersection, he will stop for them. Even if he has a green light. It has gotten to the point where I am going to have to say something soon; it annoys me too much.
I remember you mentioning that when I was in Boston.
My recollection about Boston pedestrians is that they were a bit like New Yorkers. They're fully aware that they're taking their lives into their own hands when they step in the street and they will do their level best to walk around you. Is that at all accurate or am I romanticizing what I recall from that week?
|Date:||April 2nd, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)|| |
I can only speak for myself, but that's absolutely true for ME. When I step into the street, it's so I can more easily see what the traffic is like, and I know better than to continue out into the street if a car is coming. However, if I step into the street right as a car is coming up, it's probably because there's a gap behind that car and I'm going to continue right after it passes me!
If more pedestrians were like you, then I would no longer hate pedestrians.
If all pedestrians were as hot as you, then I would welcome pedestrians. Red lights and stop signs would be welcome distractions.
I wonder if you can get a job as a professional pedestrian.