’tis the season to be distracted

I nearly got hit by a car twice last night, walking home from the train stop. I think there’s a new law here in my state: if a car approaches a 4-way or 3-way stop and there’s no other cars at the intersection they don’t have to stop? Bonus points if they’re going 45mph down little residential streets? And yeah, they don’t have to stop for pedestrians crossing the street either! Optional stop signs are not great for people who are trying to walk.

I told my husband about this and he started seeing stupid drivers everywhere and now he’s terrified for my safety. I wonder how long it will be before he starts offering to pick me up at the train (3/4 mi from my house…)

My cubicle shares a wall with a big conference room and today there’s a holiday party in there and they have a frigging BAND. Holiday party season sucks. I’m desperately trying to get all my things done in the next 10 minutes so I can catch the train and leave (it’s 1:30 now, the next train isn’t until 3:30). It’s unlikely.

On the plus side, I did get a run in– another 30 minutes on the treadmill going fast. My legs are kind of tired. I had a good stretch, and tomorrow I have a rest day so I’m looking forward to that.

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1 Response to ’tis the season to be distracted

  1. Gingerzingi says:

    Cars stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks is not a thing they do here. I had a hell of a time explaining it to a British co-worker. Yes, there are signs that say you have to stop, Yes it is a state law, but No, the cars will not stop. Don’t just walk out there.

    Also the scooters. Only a matter of time until they’re banned.

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