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28/02/2012 at 02:34
acdcgirl wrote (see)
The worst ones are definitely grannies on mobility scooters. Thye do not give way to anyone.


Not in our area- where I live the worst by far have to be the teenage Eureopean forgein students. Walking along with backpacks (so a hazard already to anyone who has a face which they want remaining on their head) they walk in pairs or heards and refuse to hear "excuse me" or even "MOVE" running through them is the only way, if your walking, running or even cycling they do not hear see or notice you, neither it seems do their tutors. Is this how things are in their Countries work or is this just a holiday thing?

Seconded only by small children (under 7's) on scooters who seem to either have no control over their own direction or really are attempting to hit your calves with force.

28/02/2012 at 11:23
jennn wrote (see)
acdcgirl wrote (see)
The worst ones are definitely grannies on mobility scooters. Thye do not give way to anyone.


Not in our area- where I live the worst by far have to be the teenage Eureopean forgein students. Walking along with backpacks (so a hazard already to anyone who has a face which they want remaining on their head) they walk in pairs or heards and refuse to hear "excuse me" or even "MOVE" running through them is the only way, if your walking, running or even cycling they do not hear see or notice you, neither it seems do their tutors. Is this how things are in their Countries work or is this just a holiday thing?

Seconded only by small children (under 7's) on scooters who seem to either have no control over their own direction or really are attempting to hit your calves with force.


It's a holiday thing, I've seen groups of english tourists doing the exact same thing in Spain manys a time.

29/02/2012 at 00:34


It's a holiday thing, I've seen groups of english tourists doing the exact same thing in Spain manys a time.


I wish I could say it only happened at holiday times though as its pretty much contant in London, we ALWAYS seem to have large groups of foreign European students where I live- and no I am not in the center! Italians, Greek, French, Spanish...the accents change but the must-block-all-access-for-everyone-else mentality never changes. I think I blame the tutors leading them as much as I blame them, aged between about 15-20 they should by that age know better!

 *looks down from high horse*

(actually, a high horse, now thats not such a bad idea...)

29/02/2012 at 04:51
I find students are a hazard. They tend to go about in small groups blocking the pavement. They are completely unaware of their surroundings and do not notice other pavement users. The only solution is the aforementioned shoulder barge.
29/02/2012 at 13:12

It's a tourist thing where I live (a little town in Yorkshire) - they can't seem to walk unless they're next to each other. And there's always something nice for them to look at when you're behind them, which causes them to stop suddenly. Next time I might just keep going

Not really related, but I did the Harrogate Parkrun last weekend and the route is three laps of an open public area. Before the start, the runners were told that they had changed the route slightly so as not to trample all over the crocuses that the council had planted.

On two of the laps, I saw one of the club runners disregard this and trample through a big flower bed. Grrr...

01/03/2012 at 02:35

You've just reminded me of another one Nykie: the blackberry/mobile phone user!

Completely blind to the fact that other people exist! Not just because somehow owing a mobile and using it makes you the only person in the world (or as I tend to find, they only have room inside their heads to take on one activity at a time and if they have a mobile either talking or typing means the head has no room for anything or anyone else- you watch them with their children going crazy for their attention, you see what I mean!).

They don't move unless you physically move them or their bags, then they flinch and often shout some sort of abuse along the lines of 'this is MY world and how very dare you exist in it!"

04/03/2012 at 20:36
Ah, yes, the 'I only have enough brain to cope with one thing at a time' people! My Mum is one of those people
04/03/2012 at 20:53
PhilPub wrote (see)
Ali Ostler wrote (see)

Teenagers


Shoulder barge.  Fuck 'em.


Love It PP. I must admit i did this on purpose to some chav up the track once. They were just aimlessly hanging around and walking between lanes, while I was doing a session. Eventually i gave one a right old clip with a "oh sorry mate". They moved along pretty sharpish.

On the roads generally though i very much follow a "run defensively" strategy. You can't expect people to get out of your way, so i try and plot a route round them, and not so close I give them a heart attack! Its not always possible though, and I've had to throw a few "sorrys" back as some woman has yelped.

Last week, i zoomed round a corner, and some poor student type chap literally shouted " ARGHHHHH" and jumped out of the way. I think his reaction was a little extreme, but threw him a sorry anyway

The most frustrating people are the ones on narrow paths who see you coming from a distance away, but turn around or just stop right in the middle of the path.

What do they think is going to happen there!?!


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