Thursday, October 4, 2018
I came to the corner and I wanted to cross the street. There was a post, and a button, and a "push to cross". I pushed the button.
"WAIT!" It said.
So I pushed the button 23 more times.
It said "W-w-wa-wai-w-w-w-w-w-w-wai-w-wwww-www-wa-w-w-WAIT!"
I don't know about you, but I believe if one pushes a button to cross a street the cross traffic should be halted so suddenly that cars pile into each other. My walk sign should turn green so fast that the speed of light should sit up and take notice. I believe this so strongly that I am willing to whack, pound, and kick walk sign buttons that refuse to comply.
Alas I am the only one injured in these incidents.
I believe the walk sign buttons are working for the other team: cars.
I know it is possible that you think I am unreasonable in thinking all people walking should be granted immediate, traffic light assisted right of way in crossing at intersections. Or you could think I am kidding.
I am not kidding.
But I have been driving too. I am usually driving. I know the feeling. I don't want to sit at the fourth light in a row for 7 minutes with 20 other cars while two different people amble across the street. It's ridiculous. The needs of the many! In fact if you push us far enough we just might, we just might...
We just might get out of our cars.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Post a Comment
If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.
I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!
One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.