Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for X-ing

When I was in kindergarten I remember watching flabbergasted as my teacher demonstrated how to jay walk.  She walked across the middle of the road at an angle, then crossed back and proceeded to tell us all that doing that was against the law and that we shouldn't do it.  We should always cross at the corners and if possible, use the crosswalks.  Even my five year old mind knew that something was wrong with demonstrating the wrong thing to do!

Now I'm actually really glad I know how to jay walk.  This talent has served me in good stead in a place where it is really "to each his own" when it comes to space.  Crossing the street here takes some steel nerves and it took me several weeks before I attempted it on my own.  I'm good at it now- and have almost been hit only a handful of times.

Here's a video I found on youtube of crossing the street here in Metro Manila.  No joke, I've done this a hundred times now.  Exactly like this.


Thank you to the video owner (I did not take this video)!

5 comments:

Dana said...

Wow! I'd be terrified, although I suppose it's something you get used to. Nice X post!

Sally said...

That is crazy and you've only been hit a handful of times ....... if that's what it is like as a pedestrian I wouldn't dare drive!! Good post.

Naila Moon said...

Only hit a handful of times? Ummm...speechless!

Coming over from A-Z.
~Naila Moon
http://yaknowstuff.blogspot.com/2012/04/x.html

Dennis and Valerie said...

Haha! No, no, I haven't been hit a handful of times, I've narrowly MISSED being hit several times... You know, the kind of narrow miss that you can kind of feel the vehicle brush your clothes as it rushes by. But not hit. :)

Sorry, the sentence syntax was a little confusing.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow- I've crossed freeways a few times, very illegal! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com