Have you ever been driving down the street and became worried when someone started to cross the street while not at a cross walk. Often I wonder why they can’t walk the 5-10 feet it would take to reach the next legal crosswalk or missed the one 10-15 feet from where they came from.
But what is worse or funnier, depending on the day and how late I’m running, is that some of these people jog across the first half of the street, where cars aren’t driving and slow down in front of the cars patiently waiting on the other side of the street.
If they are so out of shape they can’t jog/run the whole width of the street they should have saved some energy and crossed 15 feet ago where they had a light to set their pace. And how can they be so out of shape if they’re walking/ jogging as much as they do?
It makes me want to keep driving or sometimes ask them why they went from a pretty quick pace to a creep when they noticed the car actually stopping to let them do something illegal. There are so many things I wish I could do without thought and yet get my goal achieved. Unfortunately the real world, the one where one doesn’t just want to test their ability to stop cars and see how long they’ll wait, wants people who will respect each other and the rules of the metaphorical road. Which person are you?
Thanks for reading,
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm