Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Walker's Etiquette

Uncle Joe and I have been walking at night for a long time now. We went through a spell in the winter that we didn't get out much but got started again this spring and have kept it up most nights. We walk after dark so it is cooler for him (and more private for talking. :o)

We recently started walking at the track at our school. This gives us an exact distance and we don't have to worry about the cars . I have been pondering a few things along the line of etiquette and oddities

1. Why does everyone walk the same way?
2. Why is it counter clockwise?
3. Should you move out of the way when you hear someone coming up behind you or do you have the right of way in your lane?
4. Are you obligated to speak and 0r acknowledge someone every time you pass one another?
5. Is it rude to laugh if you hear a rude noise emitting from the derriere of the person in front of you?

This is a great time of the day for us and we relish it and look forward to it every night. It is great exercise for both of us and I am actually looking forward to some cooler days for our nocturnal strollings. Try's a good thing!:o)


  1. That's a great idea. I forget my kids are old enough to stand us leaving the house for a half hour or so.

  2. Oh, the acknowledging of one another while passing is annoying to me for some reason. I walk at a lake, and sometimes you pass the same person 4 or 5 times depending on the number of times you go around. Do I smile each time? Someone needs to write a book about it. ;-)

  3. In walking, there are no rules. It's just great that you're out there doing it.

  4. For your last question - only of you fall down on the ground laughing. Or snort loudly.

  5. I bet you guys are really making out behind the bleechers at the football stadium.

  6. I wonder if the clockwise or counter clockwise direction follows the same phenomenon as drains. Said to swirl clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise in the southern!


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