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
When I’m in a big city or large metropolis, I use the crosswalks. Seems safer to me, lol! In the country, I tend to cross the road where ever it’s convenient. There are few crosswalks in our flyspeck town, when I’ve been on main street and park at the post office and then want to cross over to the library, I’m not walking a *country* block down or up to the corners. I’m crossing right there after it’s safe.
I don’t like people who just dart out or wait til the last moment to cross–like when I’m 3 feet from them. ditto on cars that pull out in front of you so you have to slow down to crawl when there wasn’t a soul driving behind me and then to add insult to injury, they turn left or right 50 yards down the road. Really? You couldn’t have waited 5 seconds longer and let me pass?
These days, I expect the unexpected when comes to joggers, walkers, horseback or bike riders.
Sia McKye’s Thoughts…OVER COFFEE
Very good advice, Sia and thanks for adding a sense of humour to it. It is a serious topic but everything should be laughed at, as long as no one has been hurt.