Saturday, August 21, 2010
You know how sometimes you'll be walking down a hallway on a collision course with someone walking the other way, and you'll take a step to one side to try to avoid them, but then they end up stepping the same way at the same time and you stay on a collision course? Then you'll step the other way but so will they, and you'll still be on a collision course? When that happens and that person says, "You wanna dance?" I secretly think, "No, you wanna get punched in the face?" A similar thing seems to happens when riding a bike, except you close in on each other much quicker and the consequences are slightly more grave. I just try to look where I'm going to go so that the other biker won't crash into me, but sometimes you still both end up grinding to a halt inches from each other. This, for some reason, doesn't bother me much. I think it's because the kind of person who rides a bike the wrong way down a one-way street in New York isn't into that kind of humor.