Can you walk the walk?

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Can you walk the walk?

Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:27 AM

I'm a time-optimizer myself, when I go somewhere I wanna get there as quickly as possible. When I go shopping I know what I want, I go in, get what I want and get out. At least most of the time; Sometimes I'm obstructed. I think some people are put in to this world just to make my life difficult. I'm talking about the people who walk slow (more known as spaniards), stand in my way, walk more than two people in breadth and worst of all, the people who walk on the wrong side of the street against better judgement.

I call them the absolute scum of the earth, right up there with the murderers, rapists, robbers and Richard Simmons. Always charging straight at you. Well I'm not going to evade you anymore, prepare for full frontal assault.

In Sweden, there's no law about what side to walk on. It is however recommended by the national trafic association that you walk on the left side of a road as to be able to notice vehicles coming at you at an early stage. It's a different matter when you walk the streets though. It's clearly recommended that you walk to the right. When riding an escalator, you stand still on the right side, walk on the left side. In stairs you should walk to the right.

Anyways, which side do you walk on?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:30 AM

Whichever side tickles my fancy at that particular moment.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:49 AM

You know, i really never gave that much thought.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

I usually walk on the sidewalk ;-)

Really, I try to abide by the "stand left, pass right" theory used on escalators and moving sidewalks. So if no one is ahead of me, I'll just stay to the right.

That being said, I'm surprised that Sweeden has the recommendation you mention. I know in the US, if you're riding a bicycle on the road you need to obey the road laws (ie on the RIGHT hand side) which means you wouldn't see cars coming from behind you. I've been in the habit of doing the same thing when walking on a street.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:08 PM

I get people walking at me expecting me to move out of the way. I just slow down and stop and stand still and wait for the area in front of me to be clear.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

View PostWolfCoder, on 8 Jul, 2009 - 09:08 PM, said:

I get people walking at me expecting me to move out of the way. I just slow down and stop and stand still and wait for the area in front of me to be clear.


That's what I was thinking of doing.. Well, unless they're kids or little old ladies or anyone that's easy to push over.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:41 PM

whichever side allows me to frotteur at maximum efficiency.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:42 PM

ROFL LMAO. I do believe that is the first time I have heard/read the term frotteur. I about busted a gut when I looked it up. :^:
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 8 Jul, 2009 - 05:41 PM, said:

whichever side allows me to frotteur at maximum efficiency.


...:^:

Win. Maximum win. Critical win levels have been reached. Never before has someone attained such a pure level of AWESOME.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

Last summer, our area saw a lot of gang activity that had supposed gang members wanna-be dumbasses walking in the streets. Since they were under 18, you couldn't just plow through them. They would kick & stomp on your car bumpers & doors. & if you stopped the car they would pull you out & rob you claiming "Thug Tax" or some BS.

I'm not sure if NYKC saw any of this in Columbus, but I guess it was huge in Youngstown years ago.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:32 PM

I would have been in Toledo at the time No2. but yes, this was common. They would work in groups of 10-15 to ensure supremacy. I am also sure this was common in Columbus as well. Ohio is full of wanna be dumbasses.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

Amen. Our town is full of Mexicans doing something similar, only instead of taking your money they knock up all the chicks. Luckily I leave for work before they come out >_>
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:46 PM

Well, I'd have to leave the house to walk on the street...
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:48 PM

View PostNykc, on 8 Jul, 2009 - 06:32 PM, said:

Ohio is full of wanna be dumbasses.

Especially in Cincinnati. <_<
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Re: Can you walk the walk?

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 8 Jul, 2009 - 06:48 PM, said:

Amen. Our town is full of Mexicans doing something similar

being classy gentlemen? taking your mother out for a nice seafood dinner and then never calling her again?
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