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how sad is this

Okay, light is green for going straight. I need to turn right. There's a person in the crosswalk crossing the street.

I am the only person who stops for the person to cross. Four cars in front of me sneak in ahead of the guy, one when the guy was only about two feet from the car.

And get this: As I wait patiently for him to get all the way on the sidewalk, then take my turn (and hey! light is still green!), I hear the guy call out "Thank you" to me.

Seriously folks, I got thanked for a) following the law and b) being nice. Which is very sweet and I appreciate it, but all those other cars should have stopped to let him cross because it was just the right thing to do, because no one was rushing their hemophiliac aunt with a paper cut to the hospital.

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wirenth
Mar. 20th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
you can stand on the street corner around here forever before somebody'll let you cross. even the cops don't stop.
rinalia
Mar. 20th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
So really, this guy shouldn't just be thankful, he should really be funding my next vacation!
polyphonicvegan
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Exactly.

Say, will you drive around downtown San Rafael for me? There are a number of cross walks that are not acknowledged by drivers! I get to practice my best stink eye/I could kill you stare when in that town.
yesididit
Mar. 20th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
i'm feeling lucky i live by a high school so the neighborhood is used to waiting for kids to cross the street. makes walking the dog a lot easier. i dont think i'd find the same courtesy downtown tho.
rozae
Mar. 20th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
We need more drivers like you. Fo srs. I am always getting cut off and nearly run into. I'm lucky if drivers just ignore my presence and keep driving SAFELY.

I hatehatehate crossing streets here and will do just about anything to avoid it.
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