Jay-walking is an interesting phenomenon (and, most likely, the next dance craze). I mean, I’ve seen people j-walk a few feet from the crosswalk or half-a-mile from the nearest one. We all know it’s dangerous, so why do it? (Convenience?)
The other day, as I was driving through construction (okay, my brother was chauffeuring me around) and was going predictably slow, a man walked out between the cones. He didn’t appear to be looking or stopping as I continued to approach.
At this point, I’m thinking, “Does he not see me?” (Not probable since I was leading a long line of cars.) I’m also wondering, “Should I hit the brakes?” Fortunately, the man stayed behind the cones and it wasn’t a problem.
But this begs the question, what if I had sneezed? I mean, I would’ve been temporarily blind. And, possibly even placing more pressure on the accelerator. I could have easily hit this guy if he had not stopped. This of course made me wonder if a judge would actually buy that excuse (not likely). How rare are allergies these days? I could probably find a sympathetic judge, right?
So, the next time you’re considering jay walking, here’s a tip: make sure there are no cars coming and then sprint across the road as fast as possible (the more you know).