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    Senior Member Ornery's Avatar
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    Sheesh, Pedestrians as Bad as Drivers!

    Bad enough I get crap from drivers on my short commutes,
    now I'm even getting lame jibes from pedestrians!



    9:00AM Sunday making a left into a shopping strip, I startled an overweight,
    backpacking, older fellow crossing the street. I stopped and told him to pass on by,
    that I wasn't going anywhere in any hurry. He continued on and said,
    "That's not a very good idea to ride there." Looking over my shoulder as I made my
    left turn I said, "You're crossing against the light, so what are YOU talking about?"
    He just uttered a loud, heh-heh, which pretty much summed it all up.

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    That's where bad drivers come from, they're bad road users on foot or behind the wheel.

    There are lots of people wanting to point the finger at something or someone else for problems, but rarely do they point it at themselves for improvement (and their improvement will be rare because of it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker
    That's where bad drivers come from, they're bad road users on foot or behind the wheel.

    There are lots of people wanting to point the finger at something or someone else for problems, but rarely do they point it at themselves for improvement (and their improvement will be rare because of it).
    Beautifully put. This is why I no longer bother engaging with drivers or pedestrians, either verbally or physically. It's much simpler to accept their incompetence for what it is, and focus on how I'll deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    Beautifully put. This is why I no longer bother engaging with drivers or pedestrians, either verbally or physically. It's much simpler to accept their incompetence for what it is, and focus on how I'll deal with it.
    Yeah, me too. I used to get mad about it but there's just no use to getting mad. The world is imperfect and it's best to deal with what you have, the best way you can and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker
    There are lots of people wanting to point the finger at something or someone else for problems, but rarely do they point it at themselves for improvement (and their improvement will be rare because of it).
    Heh heh...hence the Bless me for I've sinned thread bless me forum for i have sinned

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    I wasn't particularly mad... not until his last utterance. He walked in front of me. I simply stopped while he slowly ambled across the road. Then, he saw me stop and sort of gasped in surprise. He stopped in his tracks, and I told him to continue, because we weren't in any hurry. I was nice as could be, even smiling. Then, the lame comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrkelley
    Heh heh...hence the Bless me for I've sinned thread bless me forum for i have sinned
    If it were me in the OPs' situation I would have to go to the confession thread to atone for verbally tearing a few chubby strips of that future heart attack victim.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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