For many people, few things are more infuriating than slow walkers—those seemingly inconsiderate people who clog up sidewalks, grocery aisles and airport hallways while others fume behind them.
Researchers say the concept of "sidewalk rage" is real. One scientist has even developed a Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale to map out how people express their fury.
But the article offers a few coping suggestions:
For instance, instead of thinking about how much of an idiot the pedestrian is and how he shouldn't be allowed on the sidewalk, imagine the person is lost or confused, or simply doesn't see you.
Okay. Everyone on Southeast Hawthorne is lost and confused. I can do this.
(Does this mean I have to stop making fun of my roommate for thinking she has Restless Leg Syndrome? Because I really don't want to.)