Thursday, October 4, 2018

Walk sign

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.

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