Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
The worst is jerks who walk side by side on a busy street. Get out of the way and walk single file so I can get past you and your fat wife.
Yes well, walking is for pedestrians.
A similar phenomenon happens during long races - marathons and the like - where the walkers go out 30 minutes or even an hour early. As you might imagine the early-start walkers are a bit wide in the beam and they always walk three or four abreast. It's not such an issue where you have the full width of the street to run, but where you might pinch down to a single lane (as in semi-rural races) that gets a bit aggravating, and I'm ambivalent between congratulating them for being out there and berating them for being slow and in my way. I mean, if you're starting early and you know that about 28,000 people are going to pass you over the next 6 hours...you might show a bit of consideration and not act surprised or indignant.
Does the NYC marathon allow walkers? I can't imagine they do.