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The Passive-Aggressive Door-Holding Game ...
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The other one that bugs me a lot is when some driver in a car wants me to walk across the intersection instead of them just going.

If they sit there long enough I do mosey along, slow as I can....
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#3
yes morbius the thing i find annoying is when another driver stops and motions to me to proceed, i usually refuse do do so simply because i dont take orders from some "nice" dipshit i dont even know
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I think those drivers are paranoid about being set up for a lawsuit. Like you're going to dart into the street, bounce off of their fender and sue them.
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I think those drivers are paranoid about being set up for a lawsuit. Like you're going to dart into the street, bounce off of their fender and sue them.

Cheers
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#6
Maybe they have OCD. My friend's brother in law had that. If he drove past a jogger he had to drive around the block to make sure he hadn't run over them.
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#7
that kind of stupidity can also be deadly, a bus almost took me out one day. i was traveling in the right lane and some idiot in the left lane motioned for the bus to turn left in fron of them and it did, nearly killing me
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Quote:that kind of stupidity can also be deadly, a bus almost took me out one day. i was traveling in the right lane and some idiot in the left lane motioned for the bus to turn left in fron of them and it did, nearly killing me

I beleive that would be the bus drivers fault for not paying attention, not the guy who motioned him.
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of course it would have been the bus drivers fault, but the "politeness" of "dogooders" cannot be ignored. why do some folks seem to need to be polite with NO awareness of the trouble they are creating by not minding their own business. i once had a friend who, when driving, would always stop and motion to people to pull out ahead of him. when asked about he waould always justify his action with the "politeness" trump card and say that these people needed a break. he was totally unaware that all of the people behind him needed a break too.
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Quote:of course it would have been the bus drivers fault, but the "politeness" of "dogooders" cannot be ignored. why do some folks seem to need to be polite with NO awareness of the trouble they are creating by not minding their own business. i once had a friend who, when driving, would always stop and motion to people to pull out ahead of him. when asked about he waould always justify his action with the "politeness" trump card and say that these people needed a break. he was totally unaware that all of the people behind him needed a break too.


it's illegal to direct other drivers. Do it at your own liability. I had a bus driver motion me around the other day. I like to do my thinking so I made sure it was safe for me to do so as he was Bone in the T intersection at the time.
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#11
You can learn a lot from this sh1t.

Many times I've stood at a street corner at a Don't Walk sign, with no oncoming traffic in sight. None of the throng standing on the corner will cross unless they get some dumbass (me) to go first, then they're all ten feet behind me.

I forget who said to do this, but if you put a cardboard box on a department store escalator, when it gets to the top or bottom, people taking the escalator almost invariably trouble themselves to lumber over it rather than involving themselves with whether it really belongs there or moving the thing out of the way.

I guess that doesn't help dispell the rumours that we're a nation of <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/sheep.gif" alt="Sheep" title="sheep" /> any, sorry.

Still amusing to picture removing a box from the base of an escalator as the modern equivalent of pulling Excalibur out of the stone, though.
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Quote:You can learn a lot from this sh1t.

Many times I've stood at a street corner at a Don't Walk sign, with no oncoming traffic in sight. None of the throng standing on the corner will cross unless they get some dumbass (me) to go first, then they're all ten feet behind me.

I forget who said to do this, but if you put a cardboard box on a department store escalator, when it gets to the top or bottom, people taking the escalator almost invariable trouble themselves to lumber over it rather involving themselves with whether it really belongs there or moving the thing out of the way.

I guess that doesn't help dispell the rumours that we're a nation of <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/sheep.gif" alt="Sheep" title="sheep" /> any, sorry.

Still amusing to picture removing a box from the base of an escalator as the modern equivalent of pulling Excalibur out of the stone, though.

Well actually when I need to cross the street to get to my school, people will cross if there is no traffic coming, doesnt matter who goes first because they will just go.
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#13
we are a nation of sheep in the USA by design.

they instituted the Prussian school system here just to raise a nation of sheep, it works, that's why they brought it here.

People are not taught to think, they are taught to be soldiers and factory workers, there is no need to think in those jobs.

indeed thinking is a problem in those jobs.
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#14
right on morbius, ive never had a job(employment) that i failed to think my way out of(terminated for thinking)
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I've known people who've gotten tickets because THAT SIGN WAS FLASHING 'DON'T WALK' and with no traffic coming they walked anyway... Scream
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Quote:I've known people who've gotten tickets because THAT SIGN WAS FLASHING 'DON'T WALK' and with no traffic coming they walked anyway... Scream

Well I am not sure about them giving tickets, but their are usually cops out in force around that intersection and I have never seen them giving anyone a ticket for crossing. I do know however that they zealously patrol the area looking for cars that are not supposed to be parked where they are so they can ticket those.
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Quote:[quote author="the gardener"]I've known people who've gotten tickets because THAT SIGN WAS FLASHING 'DON'T WALK' and with no traffic coming they walked anyway... Scream

Well I am not sure about them giving tickets, but their are usually cops out in force around that intersection and I have never seen them giving anyone a ticket for crossing. I do know however that they zealously patrol the area looking for cars that are not supposed to be parked where they are so they can ticket those.[/quote]


In California I have known of two different people ticketed for jaywalking because they walked when the road was clear but they disobeyed that flashing electronic sign. Some signs even have a counter on it-and though of course nobody spells out the rules-if you cross with under so many seconds or whatever left the cops can and have given tickets for jaywalking.

Another subtle enforcement to keep people off the streets and in their cars-imo. At least you're somewhat safe from assault inside your car. With the doors locked. I never even open my windows for them.
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