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People walking two abreast down a corridor causing an obstruction

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Why are people so completely unaware of their surroundings these days and just like on the roads, they have no consideration for others who are trying to get somewhere?  This seems to be especially true in corridors and on public footpaths, but it also happens in places like supermarkets or basically anywhere that a person can walk.

I find it particularly irritating when walking down a corridor I encounter people walking two abreast when there is clearly no room for someone else to pass whether it be someone coming in the other direction or catching them up from behind.  They're in their own little world oblivious to all around them, especially if the two are in deep conversation, but it's worse when you catch up with two people walking side by side, presumably because people generally don't pay attention to who is behind them.

A hospital corridor try to be more aware of your surroundings...

I work in a busy hospital by day and as you can imagine there are corridors all over the place full of patients, doctors and visitors all trying to get from a to be as quickly as possible and this is made much more difficult when people waddle up the corridor blocking the way for everyone.  This happens to me on an almost daily basis!  A polite "excuse me please" is usually required to remove the obstruction so we can get on our way to our destination, however, I wish that it wasn't necessary to ask people to move out of the way all the time.

If you happen to be a corridor hog yourself spare a thought for others the next time you're in a hospital.  Keep to the left (that's the usual protocol) and try to be more aware of your surroundings and in particular others who may be trying to get past.

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Oursouls

Oursouls

If they are coming towards you and are at least two abreast blocking your path and you are on your own, there is plenty of space for them to pass you by (unless you are enormously obese).

If they don’t move over then they are guilty of blocking your path whereas you had space beside you for them to pass and this was open to them to use which they didn’t.

So, if they don’t get out of the way for you, walk into them as much as they walk into you – they walked as much into you as you did into them and also blocked your route which gave you nowhere else to go, whereas they had some space beside you to pass you by.

Anything they accuse you of they are equally as bad; but you have more valid accusations against them like they blocked your path but you didn’t block their path. They cannot win the argument logically, factually or morally because they caused the problem. If they treat you as the cause then they have perverted minds.
Oursouls
14th Jan 16 10:02

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talktalkJustSayNO

talktalkJustSayNO

This happens a LOT in cities as they walk on the pavements in rush hour - worse - some are reading their phones as they walk.

This is what I do - as they walk towards me - I STAND STILL - don't say a word and just look at them. They have no option but to walk around me. Who is in the wrong - they are and they know it. If they walk into me, it is clearly their fault.
The look on the faces of the phone watchers as they spend a little bit of their brain power trying to understand why their route is blocked is most amusing.
so, do something unexpected - stand still !!
talktalkJustSayNO
2nd Jan 16 12:49

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