Walking on the Streets of Madrid
I will start by apologizing to all the Spanish people who have nothing better to do but read this dribble but where the fuck did ya learn how to walk?? Its no wonder there are so many auto accidents and fatalities, because if you guys are out there driving like you walk other drivers better take caution.
I think I may have bitched about this in the past BUT spring has sprung and the jackasses are out, wreaking havoc all over the streets. There are a few things that I am going to point out about the Spanish pedestrian…
1. Instead of walking on the left or right hand side of the sidewalk (similar to lanes on a roadway) they walk all over the place. Not only this but all Spanish people come with some sort of swaggering genetic encoding so that they are unable to walk in a strait line. Its like human pinball trying to pass.
2. If the Spanish are in a group of 2 or more they must take up the entire walkway. It is apparantly law. They WILL NOT move for anyone. EVER!
3. The Spanish tend to walk out of doorways, or come around corners without looking to see what might be coming at them from another direction. I have actually been plowed into and almost knocked off my feet.
4. This applies to running on the outdoor track here as well, however not only do people not adhere to the “if your not using it stay off it” principle but they are smoking their cigarettes and cigars ON THE TRACK and completely violating my airspace. It’s quite like that video game paperboy. The kid has to ride his bicycle through town, delivering his newspapers while things come out of nowhere darting at him or he has to dodge people, dogs, etc.