Tell me, since when did the road become only about cars and lose respect for people? All they do is ask you to stop at the cross-walks to let pedestrians get to where they need to go. How hard is that? Yesterday I stopped for someone crossing the street and was thanked over and over. I understand you, I thought. I suffer from the same stresses of getting beeped at even though I’m walking at a normal human pace!
When I went to LA, I was staying mostly in Highland Park with my friend, Maria, whom I met in college. As we were walking to CVS, we came to the cross-walk and like a hypnosis, cars began slowing down for us to cross the street! I couldn’t believe it. I waved my thank yous without hesitation.
I just thought, If we were in Chicago, we would have had to sit there and wait for at least five minutes.
For example, yesterday I waited for a long time to cross Ashland Avenue to catch the bus to a meeting. I had to walk out in the middle of the street and put my hand up like a freakin’ crossing guard! I talk to the drivers too: “Are you gonna let me cross?!” I say. “I have the right to walk, here!” and finally I get across. The bus driver going in the opposite direction didn’t even stop for me and, as an added bonus, stared me down as he drove by. What a damn *****. I know, just fill in the blank however you deem appropriate.
That is all for today.