The other day I was walking down the street to my doctors office. I’m lucky enough to live within walking distance to a few of my doctors.
Unfortunately during the time that I was walking, there were also a number of parents or perhaps nannies/babysitters walking from the nearby school with their young children. Every group of people I passed totally blocked the sidewalk.
Don’t people move over to one side when walking on a street or pathway anymore?
Just to get by these people I had to walk on the grassy boulevard or stop in peoples driveways as a they passed by using the whole sidewalk. As a result my shoes got damp and covered in mud as it was a warm winter day and things were melting.
Come on people. Have some courtesy. I was always taught to move to the side, usually the right, when people are passing. If you’re walking in a group go single file when you pass others.
It’s just the polite thing to do!
Plus, while I may look like a fairly health woman I have a chronic disease that causes me constant pain and I was in a great deal of pain that day. Slowing my walk by having to wait for others to pass by, and walking on uneven ground when people were to rude to allow me to share the sidewalk only caused me more pain.