Being on a collision course with someone from far away.
It's like a word problem. I'm walking with a purpose, and in a definite direction; someone else is walking in from some angle, such that we'll both be destined to occupy the same spot on Earth simultaneously. I either have to slow down or walk around them.
It especially peeves when the path is otherwise clear of people, and the other person is slow and unaware of anything around them, including the imminence of my approach. The worst case is when I see they are about to do this and adjust my stride to walk around them, which by some law of physics causes them to turn around and stroll into my path again.
This is the story of my life. The. Story. Just today i had to actually tap someone walking ahead of me on the shoulder as they sloooowly veered into my path, forcing me to either step into oncoming traffic, or halt entirely, which would have caused the person behind me to ram into me. Can we all agree to chance walking in a relatively straight line, at a relatively decent pace? No? Is this too much to ask?
— violet posted 9/17/2009
I like to scuff my shoes, or clear my throat, or snap my fingers to get the clueless one's attention. If those fail, I will say something to them so they start paying attention to the world around them.
— you're not the only one posted 2/2/2010
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