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(The Royal Society of Science)   Science Marches On: How and why people bang into each other on sidewalks modelled   ( rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org) divider line
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2017-09-29 11:28:17 AM  
For the briefest of moments, I missed the word "into" and wondered where this is a significant enough problem to merit scientific modelling to study.
 
2017-09-29 02:38:33 PM  
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2017-09-29 02:52:41 PM  
How: Clumsily
Why: Because they're IN MY MOTHERFARKING WAY

/Grant check please
 
2017-09-29 02:55:43 PM  
I tend to have more run-ins now that I stopped making room for groups of people that think a 2-person width sidewalk can accommodate their group of 4 walking side by side. People get really angry when they realize someone is not going to jump in the street for their comfort.

The exception is little kids. I'm not going to knock down a child for daydreaming.
 
2017-09-29 02:58:48 PM  

Psychopusher: For the briefest of moments, I missed the word "into" and wondered where this is a significant enough problem to merit scientific modelling to study.


I missed that as well.
 
2017-09-29 03:02:48 PM  

Psychopusher: For the briefest of moments, I missed the word "into" and wondered where this is a significant enough problem to merit scientific modelling to study.


My first thought was Florida, but London made sense too.
 
2017-09-29 03:09:00 PM  

MightyPez: I tend to have more run-ins now that I stopped making room for groups of people that think a 2-person width sidewalk can accommodate their group of 4 walking side by side. People get really angry when they realize someone is not going to jump in the street for their comfort.

The exception is little kids. I'm not going to knock down a child for daydreaming.


Same. Walk to the right, realize your space.

The only "situation" that I experience is with animals. The walker should put themselves between the animal and the stranger.
 
2017-09-29 03:14:11 PM  
Propellerheads - Bang On !
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2017-09-29 03:58:12 PM  
Wire yourself to not react to another oncoming person to end this.  It's difficult at first but its doable and necessary for NY walking.
 
2017-09-29 04:17:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: MightyPez: I tend to have more run-ins now that I stopped making room for groups of people that think a 2-person width sidewalk can accommodate their group of 4 walking side by side. People get really angry when they realize someone is not going to jump in the street for their comfort.

The exception is little kids. I'm not going to knock down a child for daydreaming.

Same. Walk to the right, realize your space.

The only "situation" that I experience is with animals. The walker should put themselves between the animal and the stranger.


Same here. I can get away with it being a big guy. I just subtly place myself in their way and make them move. Kids always get a free pass, we are usually at the fair or Disney or someplace similar when its kids, so I understand that their eyes are EVERYWHERE  but where they need to be.
 
2017-09-29 04:26:24 PM  

Psychopusher: For the briefest of moments, I missed the word "into" and wondered where this is a significant enough problem to merit scientific modelling to study.


I was extremely confused until I re-read the headline (wellllll after clicking it of course) and saw 'into'
 
2017-09-29 04:42:40 PM  
The worst are people who don't move in office hallways.  WTF--were you raised in a barn, or just an a-hole?
 
2017-09-29 04:48:53 PM  
Already been done.
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
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2017-09-29 04:52:48 PM  

fickenchucker: The worst are people who don't move in office hallways.  WTF--were you raised in a barn, or just an a-hole?


I would add anyone that decides the best place to hold an impromptu conference is the middle of a hallway or a bottleneck like a doorway.

One of the stranger things I saw was this last summer when I was visiting family in NYC. I was walking from the Financial District to the East Village which, unfortunately, put me smack dab in the middle of Broadway. You would see tourist families walking these wide swaths on the sidewalk. Dad would realize he was lost, and the entire family would make a circle like a wagon train in the middle of the walkway while dad started cursing at his smart phone.

I get why native New Yorkers come off as surly. That shiat would make me blow a gasket if it happened constantly.
 
2017-09-29 06:44:53 PM  
In the US it is pretty easy to avoid collisions on the sidewalk since most people know to walk on the right side.  England is a different story.  It's like Thunderdome and there are no rules.
 
2017-09-29 06:57:56 PM  
Now if only they could figure out what possesses 35 - 45 year old female shoppers to park their cart on one side of an aisle, and then stand in the remaining space NEXT to their cart to read the labels on every can of soup on the shelf...
 
2017-09-29 07:02:34 PM  
It's not really a bump when I drop my shoulder.
 
2017-09-29 09:15:10 PM  
At uni, (US) we walked on the right side of the sidewalks. I always wondered if they walk on the left in the UK.
 
2017-09-29 09:29:05 PM  
Sometimes, it's because I'm not paying attention and there's millions of you out there. Sometimes, it's because you aren't paying attention and fark you, you farking shiatgoblin. Othertimes, I'm drunk. Sometimes, we're both paying attention to the farkstains that aren't paying attention around us. Sometimes, neither of us are paying attention. Sometimes, we've locked eyes and it's fark you to the farking end, you coont.

The other times are because I think you're cute.

/Science
 
2017-09-29 09:42:26 PM  
People walking on the wrong side isn't the problem. The problem people walking slowly in front of me.

Or blocking the door on the subway.
 
2017-09-30 01:05:26 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: In the US it is pretty easy to avoid collisions on the sidewalk since most people know to walk on the right side.  England is a different story.  It's like Thunderdome and there are no rules.


Except...  after moving to Germany (they drive on the right) wife & I both noticed how we kept bashing into people on the sidewalks. Don't know what it was, but stopped happening after a few months. Absolutely fascinating...
 
2017-09-30 02:21:15 AM  
In Spain, sidewalk tackling is a sport. If you make it to work without hitting at least three shiatgoblins trying to play sidewalk chicken, then your day just isn't complete.
 
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