I walk back and forth from the train to my actual job every day in Chicago. I do this along with many other people. However, there’s a fundamental difference between us: I’m not a moron. I don’t cross in front of traffic. My fellow pedestrians pay no mind to the oncoming metal that threatens to level them and their stupid phones. And, like a stubborn
child, they win. The oncoming metal must yield and honk, which, mostly just annoys the few of us NOT wearing earbuds. Now, the flow of traffic is all jacked up, and the responsible few of us still on the sidewalk will miss our chance to legitimately cross. I think we should play by European rules here in America. In European countries, the metal gets to win.