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Old 08 March 2017, 05:28 AM
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Continuing crosswalk chat from the last thread, the walk symbols in Mexico advise people to sprint across the pedestrian crossing

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Old 08 March 2017, 11:05 AM
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Well, slow-motion sprint, actually. Difficult to pull off IRL!
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Old 08 March 2017, 01:21 PM
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He's not running, he's dancing, doing the running man.
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Old 08 March 2017, 01:23 PM
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All that time my mother spent carefully teaching me never to run while crossing the road, for fear of falling down in the path of traffic.


(have I always lived by my mother's advice? nope)
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Old 08 March 2017, 02:25 PM
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The one you showed for Boston looked like an old man crossing the street.

Ferdinand has a vet appointment today that will, with luck, solve his obsession with his inappropriate region.

This morning, part of the parking lot here at work was held hostage by a pair of ducks. The male was on the berm, watching over his lady, who was variously sitting in the traffic lane, or walking slowly through it. She did not feel the presence of vehicles required her to pick up her pace (although she did stand up and move).

ETA: I almost forgot. The Bizarro for 3/8/17 (today, as I post this), is absolutely terrific.

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Old 08 March 2017, 08:54 PM
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All that time my mother spent carefully teaching me never to run while crossing the road, for fear of falling down in the path of traffic.


(have I always lived by my mother's advice? nope)
In high school a friend of mine ran across the street during track practice, with his hands in his pockets ("It was cold," he said). Slipped and fell in the crosswalk and smashed some of the teeth out of his mouth. The light changed before he could pick the pieces up and he had to just get up and get it all replaced at the dentist

(or if you happened to know this kid in real life)
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Old 08 March 2017, 10:53 PM
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Maybe my mother knew somebody like him.

-- I am pretty careful about how and when I run in the street. Icy patches possible? No way.
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Old 09 March 2017, 02:13 PM
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The older I get the more paranoid I am about falling face-first. This has to do with what part of my jaw I broke, a long-term generalized fear of falling, and stress nightmares involving falling down stairs.

I don't run, however, because I'm a very poor runner, and have been since childhood.

Unhijackably, Ferdinand's issue has been solved. He may have solved part of it himself. I noticed when I got home yesterday, that he had been less involved with himself than the day before, and the vet noted that one gland, while inflamed, was pretty empty. Per his reluctance to walk far or fast, he appears to still be in some pain (the doctor warned me he would be), but he isn't whining under his breath as he lays on my bed anymore.

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