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May 10, 2010

WELL NOW THAT IS ANNOYING

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You know what is really annoying? There is a crosswalk next to my house in a traffic light controlled intersection. Why do people think they have to push the freakin' crosswalk button a bunch of times. Bang, bang, bang....Are you so stupid that you think the first time you push it that it (there, someone just pushed it four times while I was writing this) doesn't believe you? Nah she just pushed it twice. I don't think she really wants to cross. Let's not change until she hits the button 6 more times. Then we are sure she wants to cross.
No it won't change instantly. Cars are going by in the other direction and the light will change in the allotted time frame. You will get the little "walk" light and then you can cross the street. The light doesn't suddenly think that WOW 10 people must want to cross so I had better change to walk really fast. Really people...this is annoying. Stop it!

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9 comments:

MiMi said...

Haha! I think they button thinks "nah, she doesn't want to cross, she only pushed it 12 hundred times. She needs to push it again."
LOL That's hilarious. And irritating.

Sandy said...

LOL LOL....Well, I guess I am never going to hit that button more than once again in my lifetime!!!!! Thanks for the tip! :) :) :)

mama-face said...

bwawhaha. I always laugh at people pushing those buttons. I think they're there just to pacify pedestrians and have absolutely no effect on the lights. But I am a cynic.

mbkatc230 said...

I've always thought the same thing as mama-face. That little button does not really work. It's just a placebo! Kathy

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh Lori -- you have me laughing out loud -- I can just visualize this happening. I truly don't know why people do that (and I probably do it too, which makes it even worse)! Perhaps they think they didn't push hard enough the first time...haha. You better believe that from now on when I'm crossing, I am pushing that button one time and one time only. I don't know why your feed doesn't come through to me on Google Reader (grrrrrr).........

Gail said...

Pushing the elevator button many times will make it arrive faster, too.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahahaha.... I have been guilty of this offense. You see, it happens when just that ONE time, when you push it again when it's not changing, and it magically changes ... then you begin to believe that you really DO have magical super powers, and repeatedly pushing the button will indeed work.

It does for elevators. Well, at least in my old apartment building it did. :-P

Dion says Hi.
Cass

Shellbelle said...

I love when you're at a crosswalk and you've pushed the button, then someone else walks up and they push the button. Did they think I was just hanging out on the corner and I didn't want to cross? Did they think I was stupid and didn't know that you need to push the button so the "walk" light will come on when the light changes? So happy they came to my rescue, I've been standing on this corner for hours and couldn't figure this out on my own.

Teacher's Pet said...

You post what I think...How do you do that? (I thought of elevator buttons too!)
Good blog!!!
Jackie

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