Dont you do it.

@kiobug (2250)
United States
March 12, 2008 10:48pm CST
Why do people always feel a need to press the stupid cross walk button everytime?! Ugh! Its not like its never going to change in your favor, or that its going to change any faster.
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@AmbiePam (58276)
• United States
13 Mar 08
It's like when people press the elevator button constantly. I promise them, it won't be coming any more quickly. I guess they think they can impose their will and determination on the crosswalk signs.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
14 Mar 08
maybe its just buttons. ps where are all this mylot additions, i have looked all over and cant find them. ie the flyers and smiley faces.
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
14 Mar 08
i figured it out right after i posted that. i can only see smileys though. hmmmph. whatever. thanks ambiepam.
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@AmbiePam (58276)
• United States
14 Mar 08
The smileys are all I can get to work.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Oh I'm so with you on this!! Gosh when I lived in the city - a long time ago, and had to drive around, people would push the cross walk when it was okay for them to go and we had to wait a bit longer just for the time of the cross walk to end and the person has long gone past. I hated living in the city and am in the country and loving it.
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
14 Mar 08
i had a lady today that i was turning left and was already turning and she just darted into the crosswalk infront of me. an older lady with a cane. I was like wtf are you doing.
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• Australia
19 Mar 08
I would say it is because us humans are an impatient species and want things to go faster. It is rather selfish to live this way as it is not really living at all. I like the slower paced lifestyle, where I can see the smaller things that others miss out on, like the birds and butterflies in our backyard. Yup, humans really are self centred (generalisation) and will be the cause of our own extinction.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
19 Mar 08
yep. you said it.
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• Australia
21 Mar 08
The silly thing is, I don't know if I do or don't want to be around to see it happen!
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
23 Mar 08
true. : )
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I'm not sure it's always a matter of trying to speed up the response. Think about this - you create an action. In your mind you have a time limit to receive the reaction. When there isn't a reaction in that time you allotted, you presume your initial action was not received and thus you perform the action again. Like ringing the doorbell. If you don't hear nor see anyone responding in said time, you push it again, thinking that no one heard it. But in fact they did hear it but didn't immediately drop everything and rush to the door. I think it is the same thinking when it comes to crosswalk and elevator buttons. We presume our request was not received.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
18 Mar 08
i dont know where you live guy but where i live i swear people just come and basically sit on the friggin button. they just push it constantly, rapidly until they actually go to cross the street. or hit it like five times and then wait.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Sounds like they need to cut back on the morning jo or go decaf.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
19 Mar 08
i think you are right.
• United States
15 Mar 08
hahaha! people DO do that! i was quite the pedestrian in college, walked everywhere, but i would only push the button at certain intersections, and ONLY if i was the only or first person there. i hated when there was a group of us there, waiting, and each new person comes up and pushes it, i mean, it's already been pushed, LEAVE IT ALONE already, you won't hurry it along....
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
18 Mar 08
like waiting for class outside the door and the teacher isnt their yet so everyone that comes up has to pull the door like its going to open or something. what do you think we are all standing outside for?
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@howard96h (11641)
• New York, New York
13 Mar 08
I do not believe those stupid buttons work, it is there for someone to push and take your mind off the fact that you have to stand there and wait for the light to change. Like they are really going to install a working button to stop the flow of traffic just so someone can cross the street. I DON'T THINK SO!
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
13 Mar 08
hahaha thats pretty clever. its fake. hahaha. a trick. no one walks anyways...thats why people get all mad when they start to walk and a car goes through the crosswalk...you dont expect someone to be there. who walks these days. I would and do sometimes but I pay attention. cause no on expects you to be there.
@howard96h (11641)
• New York, New York
13 Mar 08
Yep, decoy - dummy buttons. Well where I live they don't even have them anymore. Some people figured that were fake got mad and busted them all off the poles. LOL
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Kio, here's why they don't work. Cars have got to get where they are going, and they can't be bothered with pedestrians desperately trying to cross a 4, 5, 6 lane walk. But in reality you are supposed to hit the button to get the walk signal, plus drivers are supposed to take note that pedestrians are around (though many don't -_-)
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
4 Apr 08
okay then i will counter you with the fact that the hand that means dont cross always starts flashing half way across the crosswalk. why?
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I've noticed that most crosswalks buttons do not change the lights, nor do they make them change any faster. What they do, do however, is make the lights on the opposite direction of the way you are crossing stay red longer, which gives you enough time to cross the street when the lights actually change. That is their main purpose, slowing the lights down... not speeding them up.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
14 Mar 08
hmm good point.
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