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What is it with women just standing in the street?

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June 14, 2022, 04:39 PM
Orguss
What is it with women just standing in the street?
This is something that generally occurs in the mornings or afternoons while people are walking their dogs, but it's nearly always women. What is it that they say, "This is a terrific spot for me to check my phone or talk with my friend(s)!"

Twice now, I've signalled to pull into a driveway and they stand there glaring at me for intruding. Not moving out of the way, mind you. Just standing in the same spot, glaring. Then I give up and park across the street and walk my delivery to the house.

Get the fuck out of the road!



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June 14, 2022, 04:55 PM
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June 14, 2022, 05:51 PM
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June 14, 2022, 05:54 PM
ZSMICHAEL
quote:
his is something that generally occurs in the mornings or afternoons while people are walking their dogs, but it's nearly always women. What is it that they say, "This is a terrific spot for me to check my phone or talk with my friend(s)!"

^^^^^^^^^^^
Depends on the neighborhood. They sound aggressive. Just ask if they are checking in with their pimp.
June 14, 2022, 06:09 PM
Leemur
Same reason my customers always seem to get deer in headlights syndrome when I’m driving towards them on a forklift. Oh yeah, great idea, stand there while a multi-ton piece of equipment is headed right at you.
June 14, 2022, 06:15 PM
wrightd
quote:
Originally posted by ZSMICHAEL:
quote:
his is something that generally occurs in the mornings or afternoons while people are walking their dogs, but it's nearly always women. What is it that they say, "This is a terrific spot for me to check my phone or talk with my friend(s)!"

^^^^^^^^^^^
Depends on the neighborhood. They sound aggressive. Just ask if they are checking in with their pimp.

Sounds like the hood. Drive thru any hood and that's standard operating procedure.




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June 14, 2022, 06:20 PM
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Orguss,

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June 14, 2022, 07:07 PM
V-Tail
quote:
Originally posted by wrightd:
quote:
Originally posted by ZSMICHAEL:

Just ask if they are checking in with their pimp.
Sounds like the hood. Drive thru any hood and that's standard operating procedure.
Checking in with the pimp is SOP?



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June 14, 2022, 07:08 PM
konata88
That sounds more than annoying. That actually sounds weird and like some sort of mental issue. Treating them with care and/or caution seems advocated.




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June 14, 2022, 07:20 PM
sigmonkey
It's a long road to ho, and they need a brake...




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June 14, 2022, 07:37 PM
tatortodd
quote:
Originally posted by Orguss:
This is something that generally occurs in the mornings or afternoons while people are walking their dogs, but it's nearly always women. What is it that they say, "This is a terrific spot for me to check my phone or talk with my friend(s)!"

Twice now, I've signalled to pull into a driveway and they stand there glaring at me for intruding. Not moving out of the way, mind you. Just standing in the same spot, glaring. Then I give up and park across the street and walk my delivery to the house.

Get the fuck out of the road!
I've got a $100 that says that the same women also stop in the doorway of the sanctuary after church service to check their phones and are oblivious to the line of people behind them that can't exit.



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June 14, 2022, 08:50 PM
h2oys
I’ve found a politely said: “I’ve never met a street walker before. How’s business?” Gets results.
June 14, 2022, 09:06 PM
ZSMICHAEL
quote:
I've got a $100 that says that the same women also stop in the doorway of the sanctuary after church service to check their phones and are oblivious to the line of people behind them that can't exit.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I don't think these ladies are the Church going type.
June 14, 2022, 09:17 PM
MikeinNC
I’m in the “get the fuck out of the road” camp.

Since I moved to TX I have found people walk on the wrong(same ) side of the road as the cars….in the same direction. I was taught to walk against traffic so you can see cars coming at you.

I’ve honked at a few…always get a glare from them….if you’re gonna walk three abreast, in the roadway, at least do it where you can see cars coming.

I want to get a train horn.



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June 14, 2022, 10:58 PM
Orguss
quote:
Originally posted by tatortodd:
I've got a $100 that says that the same women also stop in the doorway of the sanctuary after church service to check their phones and are oblivious to the line of people behind them that can't exit.

Most likely. Sometimes, these women will be with their husbands who are standing on the sidewalk while their wives chat in the road.

Had a customer the other day getting some patio furniture delivered. She apparently just got back home and her two friends were standing in the middle of her driveway while I was trying to back in. Just fucking move.



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June 14, 2022, 11:48 PM
OKCGene
The ones I see often and really piss me off are when I see 2 cars parked right in the middle of the road, one facing each direction, they saw each other and decided to chat.

I am going to get a 12 volt air horn in my next pickup.
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June 15, 2022, 09:49 AM
MMSIG229
You're lucky. I'd rather have the dog walkers in the street than on the sidewalk in front of my house. We have these cretins around here who walk multiple dogs on those expandable leashes, I've seen then in the middle of my front yard yakking on their phones with their back to the dogs!!! Naturally they don't bother to clean up after the animals either. I have two trees in my front yard with rock borders and mulch. I had to use liquid nails on the rocks to keep them intact. The wimmin let their dogs in the flower beds and between the leashes and their back legs scratching after the deed the rock border was always destroyed. REALLY aggravating. When did it become ok to let dogs in other peoples yards??? I must have missed that memo.
June 15, 2022, 12:37 PM
IntrepidTraveler
Same people who get off a plane and stop at the end of the jet bridge trying to figure out what to do. How about "move out of the way"?

I wish we could have European or Asian rules on the rods - if you are in the road and I have the right of way, you better be good at dodging.




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June 15, 2022, 02:25 PM
Marlin Fan
No comment, if I post what I really think and wife reads it, I’ll never hear the end of it.
June 15, 2022, 03:19 PM
Prefontaine
People here are crossing a 3 lane, two way, 40 mph street, on their phone, and not even looking at traffic. Just expecting people to stop. It’s crazy. I could have killed dozens of people already if I wasn’t always on high alert. In my neighborhood they’ll even walk right in the middle of the street, dogs, no dogs. We have sidewalks on both sides of the street but nope, they want to walk right in the middle of the road. It’s certifiable.



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