How to Walk on a Sidewalk

I was out for a run in San Diego earlier this week, and it was a great, sunny day with beautiful scenery.

But, as is the case everywhere else, there are many people walking the sidewalks who don’t know quite how to do it.

It should be simple, right? Walk in a straight line. Just do that and we’re all good.

But so many people, especially if they are texting, tend to zigzag around.

That may be fine is everybody is walking, but when a fatigued jogger is coming through, an unexpected zig and you might end up zagging your face to the pavement with a sweaty collision.

Then there are the people who spread out to fill as much space as there is on a given path or sidewalk.

No, don’t do that. Think of it like a road and stay on the right. Move to the left for a short time for passing, but please stay out of oncoming traffic.

Oh, and if you need to make a sudden stop, because you can’t walk and talk at the same time, or whatever… also think of yourself as being on the road. Look over your shoulder and edge over to the side to take care of your business.

Because if I come plowing into you, it’s not going to be pretty, and it won’t smell nice.

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