Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by anything I don't mind, Feb 10, 2016.
You seem quite worked up about a thing that would barely register on the anger scale for most people
If it's not something that annoys you, then you're probably one of the ones drifting through life not looking where you're going.
it's because you're a douche
P.S. just so all that post below. This is a person that doesn't believe we landed on the moon
Yeah either that or it only reaches "minor irritation" and I avoid letting it affect my blood pressure.
I find that the likeliness of someone bumping into me increases greatly when I am holding a coffee, the hotter the coffee the more will end up on my hand. I don't understand it, but London.
Maybe I am getting in the way of others.
10/10 would read again
I don't get people walking into me that much but what really grates me is people walking ridiculously slowly and taking up the entire pavement so you can't get passed.
If you walk like this then people tend to keep out of your way I find.
i always have to move out of other peoples way, why can't they move out of my way for a change
People always move out of the way for me but my mates say it's because I look like a serial killer.
Had some div bump into me outside of Wetherspoons in Hanley a while back. He was more engrossed in his mobile phone than watching where he was going. It did raise my ire slightly as I was standing still looking through the window for a mate, but that feeling of rage was quickly tempered as he picked up his phone and noticed the shattered screen.
Made my day did that.
A day in the life of someone from Romford.
This is not healthy.
It's a Trilby!
Here is the problem:
And here is the solution:
Essentially, be more Alpha
If there's someone who's clearly not going to avoid you/stop, then continue on your trajectory until the moment before impact, then stop dead.
Chances are, they'll end up walking into you (a stationary object) and feel like a right idiot. At which point they'll probably mutter something like "sorry I didn't see you".
Now, this next step is critical: it is imperative that your response to this is as condescending and sarcastic as possible; replying "it's ok", or "don't worry about it" is simply not acceptable, at the very least you should respond with something along the lines of "well clearly - only a complete ****ing moron would purposefully walk into a stationary object! ".
Of course, taking this approach also puts some responsibility onto you; if you're going to change trajectory whilst walking, for the love of god check over your shoulder to make sure someone isn't about to overtake you before you suddenly turn 90 degrees without warning, and don't just stop dead in the middle of the pavement when someone is walking behind you
Walking with purpose...
I totally have empathy with the OP with this, this is a pet hate of mine (alongside another extensive list). Its rude and inconsiderate and 'why the hell should I move all the time?!?!?!'
I do have a strategy for this though that is confrontational (I do not apply this to anyone who I perceive to be under the age of 16).
If I see a potential 'impact' walking along the pavement if neither me or the other person deviate, I commit to not moving. Moments before impact (assuming the other person has not moved) I brace my entire body for it and continue to walk. 9/10 this usually involves the other person getting launched.
I continue to walk as though nothing happened.
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