yesterday i was crossing hornby at pender and a car was trying to turn right, another was trying to turn left (both onto hornby) and i had the walk signal and was crossing. the left turner slammed on his brakes — his oncoming traffic (on pender) got pissed cause he was now blocking the intersection. the right turner was pissed because he has the right of way (over the left turner). i was pissed because hey – i’m walkin here! all i did was look at him, look up at the walk signal, look at him, look at the walk signal – COME ON man.
i started this rant because about 10 mins ago a car stopped 6 inches from my legs while i was on seymour street. absolutely no traffic coming and he was crossing seymour going from alley to alley. if you look left, look right and it’s all clear dont you think you’d look straight ahead of you too? and perhaps see there’s a human being there – thinking to yourself: ‘i’m in a large powerful vehicle, let me accelerate and plow right into them’ is not the best way to go. (hehe this was a laura-esque rant, i hope i made her proud) :p