Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Icey101, Mar 5, 2014.
do they have the right of way and should you give way to them?
If it's a hottie:
Stop and let her/him run right into you and drop their phone. Then be all modest and forgiving about their embarrassing clumsiness and ask if they'd like to go get coffee.
If it's a douchebag:
Just assertively say "Excuse me," to make them look where they're going. Keep on walking.
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No, you should smack them upside the head and tell them they could've had a V8! (run them over, that is)
Nope. People need to watch where they're walking and pay attention to things.
In NYC you get yelled at or walked into...and then yelled at for that too.
Not in my world.
Let them run into you no matter who they are except if theyre much bigger than you and look like they might want to say its your fault and **** you up.
You know what I do though, get in the way of people biking on the sidewalk. GET OFF YOUR ******** BIKE YOURE NOT EVEN ALLOWED BY LAW. Worst case they hit me and I try to sue them.
People who really are "no G" shouldn't be allowed near any device that's 4G...what a cluster%^#!
True story, this happened to me about 6 months ago:
I'm walking up 8th Avenue near the Port Authority building in NYC. As I'm crossing 40th Street I notice a woman walking directly towards me, completely absorbed by whatever is on her SmartPhone. She is 100% unaware of where she's walking. So I continue along my trajectory just to see how long it takes her to figure out she's going to crash into someone (if she ever does). At the very last second, when she's literally ~20" from colliding with me, she looks up with a start, jumps to the side, and says "Excuse me, I'm sorry!"
...at which point I could see that her t-shirt was emblazoned in huge red letters with "PAY ATTENTION!"
She just said "pay attention", she didn't say to what.
I'm 6'5, 225lbs. I set a pick.
Good thing you were.
And then you get the people yelling at cyclists to stay off the road and get on the sidewalks. Tough crowd.
Minus the t shirt that's almost a daily occurrence for me.
From Today's Headlines
More injuries from distracted walking than distracted driving
They don't even need a smartphone to run into me. I'm invisible.
I was in the mountains sledding with my son when a small group of snowshoers came walking towards us. I stood by the side of the trail holding up my sled in front of me when two of them were walking towards me. I loudly told them that I was there. They both walked right into me. I shoved them away with the sled and they gave me an odd sort of surprised look and kept walking.
I once saw on the news (yes, the news, which used to report....news) that someone created an app that connects the camera app and the messaging app on smartphones so you can text and walk. So the background of the messaging screen is showing the camera image so you can see what's in front of you.
The zombie apocalypse is here.
My buddy and I came to these conclusions when forming part of the doctrine for The Eternal Church of The Nasty Truth (TNT)
A: Common courtesy cannot keep up with technology
B: Individuals occupied with electronic devices have no protection under our legal system and are to be subjected to the laws of physics
Well, here come the phone disable crowds. Now we have to GPS disable the things. Any motion at all and it cuts of.
Life it too short people. Just step aside and say "heads up" as they pass. They'll get the point and nobody has to get a bloody nose over something dumb. Some of you seem to walk around looking for something to be mad at. There is no "right of way" on a sidewalk. It is a slab of concrete you don't own. So you don't get to make rules for it. If I want to stand in the middle of the sidewalk and do jumping jacks, no biggie. If you want to start a fist fight over it, what does that make you? Relax.
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