Friday, March 4, 2011

Sidewalks, people... Use them!

What did we all most of us learn as kids?

"Don't walk in the street, you'll get hit by a car."

That being said, why is there an influx of people who do their morning walk/jog/run regimes NEXT to the sidewalk? (Inferring, of course, that they're walking in the street.) Why? Is it really that much of an inconvenience to step off of a curb when you get to the end of the block? I just don't understand... I sure as hell don't want to be caught playing a game of chicken with a car going 40mph.

I wonder how that would play out in court?

"Well, Judge, I was hit by a car on my morning walk."
"That's unfortunate, how did it happen?"
"I was just walking in the street, then out of nowhere this car came and struck me down."
"Why were you walking in the street, and not on the sidewalk where pedestrians belong?"
"No, next time you stay on the sidewalk and hope that you don't ever let me catch you walking in the street. Case dismissed."

If there's anybody out there who does this, please educate me on this matter, 'cause I'd seriously like to see what the thought process is behind this.


  1. I think sometimes the sidewalk has bumps while the street is flatter/smoother, also there´s slow people walking in the sidewalk... I don´t know LOL

  2. I think it has something to do with the texture of the road compared to the sidewalk. Doesn't hurt your feet as much.

  3. That could be it, but I think it'd hurt a lot less than a car.

  4. I guess they just don't want to be obstructed by other people on the sidewalk. But then why not just get up before everyone else and run when the streets are empty?

  5. What if the sidewalk was filled up with snow o;

  6. Probably because they think they are more important than you. Kindly correct them with the hood of your car (which is much larger, and faster than they are.) follow'd