I have the misfortune of having to frequent a parking lot that contains a second-run movie theater ($1 - $3 movies). The parking lot is constantly full of people coming from and going to the theater.
Many of the half-wits that one may find walking about are completely oblivious to moving cars in the area. Pedestrians always have the right of way, I understand this. However, these people seem to think that either the law, or dumb luck will prevent them from getting run over.
They will walk past an Excursion or Suburban into the driving lane of the lot without so much as a glance in either direction to see if one of their fellow idiots is coming at them at 40 mph. They expect people to see them, in the dark, emerging a few feet from where cars drive, to see them, while wearing all black, and not even bothering to look for danger. There needs to be a tragedy in order to wake people up it seems.
There is another type of fuckass that can actually see approaching traffic, but can’t see the traffic coming from behind them. This is because they are walking 5 abreast at .46 mph down the exact fucking center of the lane! Their car may be a 5 minute walk away and they expect me to idle/brake behind them the whole time?!? Fucking cockasses!!
I drive slowly, down the center of the lane, with my foot hovering over the brake because at any moment some dickbag might decide to power-walk right in front of me, back up at 20 mph in front of me, or walk right into the side of my muthafukkin car!!
God forbid there were a crosswalk in the center. I could just hear these assholes telling their kids “Pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, cars have to stop for you. There’s no need to look either way, because everyone obeys the law, or else they’ll get a ticket! Watch me and learn, just walk to where you’re going while keeping a fixed stare on the building you’re walking to. That’s all there is to it! People will stop. Trust me.”
I’d really hate to see a kid get hit by a car. If I saw some dumb douche nozzle get his ankle broken by darting in front of a car, I’d say it serves him right. Maybe he’ll learn something. What ever happened to “look both fucking ways before you cross any street or parking lot”? [sub]kinda creeps me out when Mom swears like that.[/sub]
Are these people self-absorbed? Are they oblivious idiots? Do they have death wishes?
Honking would do me no good, I’d just get an indignant glare from them. I’ve decided that I’ll just carry a bullwhip with me and flay the shit out of the next nutsucker that pulls this shit. His kids won’t forget it that’s for sure.
Maybe violence isn’t the answer. I’ll just keep my windows down and scream bloody murder when people run out in front of me. Those that try to back into me however, will be dealt with with white phosphorous.