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Old 10-18-07, 07:11 PM   #1
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Why Do Some People Slow Down When Walking Across A Street...

I know a person in a crosswalk has the right of way...

But why do they slow down and take their time (and I am not talking about granny with a cane)...

I speed up as to not to hold the driver up...

It seems this is a new phenomenon with today's young...

I think it is dang inconsiderate...
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Old 10-18-07, 07:22 PM   #2
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It seems this is a new phenomenon with today's young...

I think it is dang inconsiderate...

Huh? Not new at all...not sure if it's inconsiderate either.




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Old 10-18-07, 07:23 PM   #3
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Its purposefull..
Everybody hates the @$$h0le who zooms past you with barly an inch clearence.
Thats revenge.
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Old 10-18-07, 07:25 PM   #4
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Probably for the same reason that they speed up when you try and pass them on interstate.
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Old 10-18-07, 07:32 PM   #5
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Its purposefull..
Everybody hates the @$$h0le who zooms past you with barly an inch clearence.
Thats revenge.
Oops J/k... Only once, when this chubby kid was walking extremely slow every day leaving high school. I made sure to pull into second hard right behind him one day. The kid from then on ran across the road.
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Old 10-18-07, 07:33 PM   #6
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I've never seen this happen. I can't imagine its a big deal in VT, with the entire state population smaller than a good number of cities.

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Old 10-18-07, 07:49 PM   #7
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If you're driving, roll up to the crosswalk like you ain't gonna stop. That'll get 'em moving.

If you're riding, ride right behind them as quietly as possible, then scream at the top of your lungs. It won't make them move any faster, but it'll scare the **** out of them. And really, isn't that important?
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Old 10-18-07, 07:50 PM   #8
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In NYC, we call those people hit-and-run victims.
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Old 10-18-07, 07:54 PM   #9
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I love pedestrians in huge cities. The mob mentality is just fun. The cars are at the mercy of the mass of people, should they decide it's time to cross the street.
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Old 10-18-07, 08:57 PM   #10
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I love pedestrians in huge cities. The mob mentality is just fun. The cars are at the mercy of the mass of people, should they decide it's time to cross the street.
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Old 10-19-07, 08:43 AM   #11
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Yeah, I see this a lot.

Usually, it's Middle School kids crossing at a glacial pace...because they can get away with it.

But hey, I'm never in a hurry. Take your time.
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Old 10-19-07, 08:48 AM   #12
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Duuuude that's so you can appreciate the fine threads they're wearing.
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Old 10-19-07, 08:59 AM   #13
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Duuuude that's so you can appreciate the fine threads they're wearing.
Right.

Black shirt, black pants, black cap, black socks, black shoes and black hoodie jacket.

Hoodie Jacket?!?! It's 100 freakin' degrees out?!??!

...they wear the same thing at night when the're riding their bicycles.

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I ride through a section of town where they do this on purpose. The glide across the street, strutting their stuff, and look right at you while doing it. Even when the light is green. I've gunned it a couple times to see if they double-check. They do.
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Old 10-19-07, 12:01 PM   #15
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I ride through a section of town where they do this on purpose. The glide across the street, strutting their stuff, and look right at you while doing it. Even when the light is green. I've gunned it a couple times to see if they double-check. They do.
First law of jaywalking, look the drive right in the eye, makes them feel guilty and nervous.
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Old 10-19-07, 12:52 PM   #16
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Right.

Black shirt, black pants, black cap, black socks, black shoes and black hoodie jacket.

Hoodie Jacket?!?! It's 100 freakin' degrees out?!??!

...they wear the same thing at night when the're riding their bicycles.

Don't forget the sunglasses at night too! Sheesh!
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I used to cartwheel across the street until I learned how to moonwalk.
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Old 10-19-07, 01:07 PM   #18
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Just to add a some visuals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNbcQkqxFIU

No one is slowing here, looks like a hustle to me. Note when the light turns green.

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Old 10-19-07, 01:46 PM   #19
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I've never seen this happen. I can't imagine its a big deal in VT, with the entire state population smaller than a good number of cities.
He was probably riding here in Burlington. You know how people are "aggressive drivers"? We have aggressive pedestrians.

(I kid you not...)
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He was probably riding here in Burlington. You know how people are "aggressive drivers"? We have aggressive pedestrians.

(I kid you not...)
I've spent most of my time there visiting (and long ago living with) family in southern VT. Sometimes the streets in the tourist towns do get crowed by those turkeys from NY/CT/NJ - winter and summer.

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Old 10-19-07, 02:56 PM   #21
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I personally always try to scoot across a crosswalk, but I know a number of people have a "F--- them, they can watch my derriere while I cross" attitude.

I've never understood it myself either. Its probably the same passive-aggressive attitude I see about people who zoom to the left lane on a highway only to go 5-10 miles under the speed limit because they can.
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Old 10-19-07, 03:02 PM   #22
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I know a person in a crosswalk has the right of way...

But why do they slow down and take their time (and I am not talking about granny with a cane)...

I speed up as to not to hold the driver up...

It seems this is a new phenomenon with today's young...

I think it is dang inconsiderate...
Because they have no control over their lives, so to feel like they have a little power they
walk slow in front of your car. The correct manuver is to run them over.
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Old 10-19-07, 03:32 PM   #23
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so much hate and bad advice, with a bit of racism thrown in as well...way to go guys!
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Old 10-19-07, 04:00 PM   #24
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Also, why do drivers fly down any given street, until you want to cross that street from driving on a cross street. I often think drivers, pedestrians, etc. just want to mess with other people.
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Some people have a death wish. Sometimes drivers grant it.
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