September 19, 2008 by esarsea
I’m beginning to think that there are two basic types of people in this world; those who have a natural positiveness about themselves and a tendency to be polite, considerate and optimistic, and those who tend to be negative, pessimistic, self-absorbed narcissist assholes. I’ve arrived at this opinion by repeated observatons of different crosswalk behaviors. They typically fall within two general categories.
You’ve seen both types before. You approach an uncontrolled crosswalk in your car, and stop for a person who is waiting to cross – or just starting to cross. One person might quicken their step and/or give you a nod of acknowledgement (or perhaps a quick wave of thanks), while the other person will v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y stroll across the street in front of you, sometimes even looking your way to make seemingly defiant and arrogant eye contact.
And there you have it – a fairly accurate method for determining a man’s (or woman’s) underlying outlook on life, I think.