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Post by the lynx » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 4:48 pm

...That's the reason why I don't run along walkways or footpath, and also why I run at night.

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Post by morenangpinay » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 5:08 pm

So what do you do when you are walking on the footpath and you are about to approach a whole class of students jogging.well I thought they would have some sense to fall single file and let me walk on one side..but nooo they continued to jog by twos so I had to get out or be run over. this happens every friday btw.

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Post by Hannieroo » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 5:17 pm

Walking dead is right.

I'd stand my ground and shout single file at them. They'll learn eventually.

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Post by Brah » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 9:20 pm

morenangpinay wrote:So what do you do when you are walking on the footpath and you are about to approach a whole class of students jogging.well I thought they would have some sense to fall single file and let me walk on one side..but nooo they continued to jog by twos so I had to get out or be run over. this happens every friday btw.
You're right, no they don't. I get this where I walk and run too.

Same as when walking down Orchard - target one or two and look at them straight in the eye as you stay on your path.

Tell us if this doesn't work for you if you try it.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 9:30 pm

How does one stare them in the eye when both of their eyes are glued to the smartphone? :???:
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 7:45 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:How does one stare them in the eye when both of their eyes are glued to the smartphone? :???:
Actually, a lot of them, even with eye contact would still bump into you.

True story.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 8:14 am

Yep! Absolutely right. It HAS happened at least once if not half a dozen times. Clueless sotong.
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Post by the lynx » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 8:43 am

http://lifehacker.com/5865722/avoid-run ... estination

"You can easily avoid these awkward collisions by staring at your destination—

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 9:14 am

So it worked the one time you tried it, yeah? :lol: How did you find someone NOT staring into their phone screen? :cool:
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Post by BillyB » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:22 pm

A little off topic, but why do people jog down boat quay at night when it's jam packed with people drinking?

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 6:06 pm

Refer to my post here of 3 February, for a suggested solution.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... c-150.html

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Post by offshoreoildude » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 8:38 pm

BillyB wrote:A little off topic, but why do people jog down boat quay at night when it's jam packed with people drinking?
Show off teetotallers...
Now I'm called PNGMK

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Post by BillyB » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 8:44 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
BillyB wrote:A little off topic, but why do people jog down boat quay at night when it's jam packed with people drinking?
Show off teetotallers...
Unfortunately for teetotallers (unlike us drinkers) when they wake-up they have to live with the fact that their day isn't going to get any better........

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Post by Brah » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 9:58 pm

BillyB wrote:A little off topic, but why do people jog down boat quay at night when it's jam packed with people drinking?
Funny, I thought to post the same thing. Why anyone would subject themselves to that nonsense when they could run in peace right across the street just means they have fragile egos in need of stroking.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:09 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
BillyB wrote:A little off topic, but why do people jog down boat quay at night when it's jam packed with people drinking?
Show off teetotallers...
Or visiting newbies, staying at the Fullerton, for whom more than 100M away is outside of their comfort zone. Even if this makes them look like total dickhead$ by running down Boat Quay.

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