Do you usually push the walk button, even after someone else has probably already pus

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by bedlam, Jan 31, 2005.

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Do you usually push the walk button, even after someone else has probably already pus

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. bedlam

    bedlam Senior Member

    his question is really about your patience.

    If you're coming up to the Don't Walk signal at traffic lights, and there are already other people standing waiting to cross (and one would presume these people have already pushed the button), will you usually push the button anyway?
     
  2. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Sometimes...and I will also just go ahead and cross while people are still waiting, if there is a chance to, makes me feel like a rebel.
     
  3. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    yes, i'll push it and then proceed to walk across the street even if i dont' have the green light.
     
  4. bedlam

    bedlam Senior Member

    l don't touch the dirty buttons, l'm paranoid of the pathogenic microorganisms.
     
  5. Super_Grrl

    Super_Grrl Crazy love

    I'm a chronic button-pusher. Crosswalks, elevators, doorbells... lol you name it I push it! Even if other people are standing there, I like to push the button. That way, if it changes after I pushed it, somehow I feel like I've accomplished something. It's like I can turn to the other people and say "you pushed it and it ignored you...then I pushed it and it changed..." like I'm some sort of button-goddess or something. What I really enjoy though is repeatedly pushing the button over and over and over again...
     
  6. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

    I always get irritated when I see people at crosswalks pounding on the buttons. You know, the lights are on either a sensor or a timer, so pushing the button 9000 times, isn't going to make the WALK sign come any faster.
     
  7. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    I get irritated in Seattle seeing everyone standing on the side of the road wating to cross when there isn't a car in sight.....people are so traffic law abiding there

    I also hate when you are timing your cross there to miss the one car thats coming, and the car stops causing this moment of confusion that makes the whole process take longer than it should.
     
  8. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    People actualy bother with those? :eek:
     
  9. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    They actually work in some places.
     
  10. no cars = me walking

    and I love to push buttons











    has anybody ever heard of a person getting a citation for 'jaywalking' or crossing against traffic?
     
  11. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

    Yeah it's true, in Seattle people actually wait for the sign to say WALK. The problem is that in downtown, all of the east/west facing streets are extremely short and steep so you never know if a car is going to come barreling down at some ungodly rate.

    I apologize for our courtesy. Remember too that generally people here are really laid back and take everything as it comes, so no one is really in a rush to get anywhere. I'd probably have a heart attack on the streets of New York city from all the frantic energy.
     
  12. Super_Grrl

    Super_Grrl Crazy love

    Don't feel bad, we Canucks do that all the time...we've a very polite people. :D
     
  13. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    Ditto.
    And also, yes, a friend of mine got a 200 shekel ticket in Israel of all places for jay-walking. In ISRAEL! NO ONE follows the rules there.
     
  14. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    **double post**
     
  15. Super_Grrl

    Super_Grrl Crazy love

    how much is two hundred shekels?
     
  16. i always do that.
     
  17. they have never worked anywhere i have lived. i know for a fact.
     
  18. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    um... about 70 new zealand dollars... which is about 50 American dollars
     
  19. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    sometimes i just run across even when cars are coming...
     
  20. yes.

    three girls in ocean city md that were roomies with one of my best friends there that summer.

    it was about 3 years ago.
     

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