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Originally Posted by 009jim
I've just been out driving and twice I came to some folks crossing the road and they were dawdling like it was not a road but a park or something. I slowed down and gave way to them without coming anywhere nearer than about 20 yards. It's a habit I got from when I worked in PNG because the rule there is that folks have right of way to walk anywhere. There cannot be any fences either. But getting back to my point here - what is it that makes drivers of automobiles ordinarily get selfish when they see someone crossing the road?
As an example, it's not really safe to even cross the road at an intersection with lights, nor at a proper pedestrian crossing. How does this attitude develop among drivers? It annoys me a bit when people appear to be deliberately dawdling, but I still have this profound respect for life. I can't even run over a frog or insect on my bike. The thought to me is that life is a delicate and marvelous thing that is to be treasured. I suppose, if someone is a threat to me I feel they should be put down. But I can't see that anyone could perceive someone crossing the street as a threat, so how does this attitude arise?
This ones easy, the selfish people that cross the roads, thats what makes drivers of automobiles get selfish AND angry. I'm normally a pretty cool headed guy but it pisses me off to no end when people cross the street with no consideration to automobile drivers, I'll sit there and wait till all peds are safely across, then here comes the two peds that haven't seen each other for a while and decide to hold a conversation in the middle of the road while you're trying to move through a green light! or the people that decide to ignore the red light and walk slowly in front of your vehicle and turn their head towards you and give you a look that says,"Oh your going to wait for me to cross, and your going to ****ing like it!" or the school kids that cross the street on a red and mock auto drivers while doing so. So yeah I'm pretty sure those type things are what makes drivers so damned selfish sometimes. Please keep in mind that this comes from a person that barely ever drives a car but seems to have these great experiences
when he decides to do so.
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
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