It’s Sunday night. Let’s have a bitch session shall we?
The topic will be pedestrians and cyclists in Seattle and the death wish they all seem to have. Or maybe they’re all blind. I don’t know. I didn’t bother to check the stats. What I do know is that I spend more of my vehicular traveling time in the Emerald City trying to not mow down one of these entitled fuckers than I do texting and driving. I’m just kidding. I don’t text and drive because that shit is for assholes.
Seriously though, what the fuck is going through the minds of some of these pedal pushers and heel-toe expressers? STOP STEPPING AND STEERING YOUR ASSES IN TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC GODDAMMIT!!!
I’m all for people who choose to walk or bike to get around the city. You know, getting healthy, concern for the environment or a recent DUI. Whatever the reason may be for not wanting to be dry and comfortable while moving about this rain-soaked region, I’m behind it! I support it! But for fuck’s sake why can’t they look up from their goddamn phones for 5 fucking seconds when entering a city roadway??? It’s like they are either arrogant enough to think they have the right-of-way ALWAYS, or they believe more in their rights as pedestrians/cyclists than they do in the fucking laws of physics.
I get it. We all have to learn to coexist and all that shit but there needs to be some reciprocation on their parts. What are they doing to help coexist with my 6000* pound, gas guzzling, leather heated seat, luxury SUV??? Because I have totally been doing my part by becoming incredibly aware of the location of my fucking break pedal for them.
What about you, dear reader? Is this a problem where you live? Are you a driver? A cyclist? A pedestrian? All of the above?
Cheers ~ SF
* I don’t know how much my vehicle weighs. I could have googled it but I already googled images for this post soooo…..
** I shouldn’t be bragging about having leather heated seats because those things seem like they’re just good for causing yeast infections.