How To Deal With Slow Walkers

If you live in New York or another major city, you know all too well the frustration caused by slow walkers clogging thoroughfares. This highlights how a simple bicycle bell can be put to use in daily situations to alter people’s behaviors for the better and improve life for everyone.

91 Comments on "How To Deal With Slow Walkers"

  1. As a New Yorker, I find shoving works pretty well.  Also, pepper spray.

  2. As a New Yorker, I find shoving works pretty well.  Also, pepper spray.

  3. justagirl | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm |

    ha!  total stoner on the escalator.

  4. justagirl | Jan 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

    ha!  total stoner on the escalator.

  5. m1kesa1m0ns | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm |

    I don’t like slow walkers either, but if you are so mad at them you shove or ring bells at them, the problem is not them, but rather your self-aggrandizement.

  6. m1kesa1m0ns | Jan 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm |

    I don’t like slow walkers either, but if you are so mad at them you shove or ring bells at them, the problem is not them, but rather your self-aggrandizement.

    • Redacted | Jan 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

      Being an asshole is just part of living in New York.

    • Blah blah blah… Self agrigculturitainment…Get out of my way you fat slow loser!
      Stop taking everything so seriously!

  7. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm |

    Being an asshole is just part of living in New York.

  8. Jin (仁) | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm |

    typical NYC douche.

  9. Jin (仁) | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm |

    typical NYC douche.

  10. Jin (仁) | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    “If you live in New York or another major city…”

    Uh no. I live in Tdot, have lived in Bangkok, HK, Singapore, Vancouver, and Paris, and have never ever experienced the sheer meaness of people as NYC. it’s not that they were rude directly at me, or rude generally- it’s that their entire “fuck you” thing is pretty much as narcissistic and socio- as could be.

    I hate gaggles of people who walk in group slowly in front of me on small city sidewalks; however i instead of trying to dominate our social relationship by using bells, whistles (ways to proclaim my self-importance, intelligence) i walk AROUND them. sometimes i even GASP have to step around street signs or touch the parking lane. Wow, that is so damn difficult…. What it must be to be such a prick as this.

  11. Jin (仁) | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    “If you live in New York or another major city…”

    Uh no. I live in Tdot, have lived in Bangkok, HK, Singapore, Vancouver, and Paris, and have never ever experienced the sheer meaness of people as NYC. it’s not that they were rude directly at me, or rude generally- it’s that their entire “fuck you” thing is pretty much as narcissistic and socio- as could be.

    I hate gaggles of people who walk in group slowly in front of me on small city sidewalks; however i instead of trying to dominate our social relationship by using bells, whistles (ways to proclaim my self-importance, intelligence) i walk AROUND them. sometimes i even GASP have to step around street signs or touch the parking lane. Wow, that is so damn difficult…. What it must be to be such a prick as this.

  12. Jin The Ninja | Jan 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm |

    lol. okay i admit i wrote an entire diatribe anti-nyc, and this is in tokyo… i should have read a little more closely.

    still i strongly disagree with this, but i could imagine some awkward hikki or introvert doing this instead of voicing it.

    • Redacted | Jan 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm |

      New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

      • Jin The Ninja | Jan 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm |

        strangely enough we’ve had 3 or 4 major arrests in T.dot the last week of metro wankers/gropers….

  13. That’s great! But Tokyo is a different story. In the U.S. people can’t move out of your way because they are 350 lbs.

  14. That’s great! But Tokyo is a different story. In the U.S. people can’t move out of your way because they are 350 lbs.

    • KittyDelAmour | Jan 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm |

      Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

      • Hooray for you… Nope I checked, there is not one fatty in Tokyo. Eat a vegetable and take a walk you humourously impaired loser!

        • Maybe if the joke wasn’t tired as hell you could say he was humor impaired. It ran it’s course in the early 2000’s and you think it’s still funny?

  15. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

  16. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

  17. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

  18. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

  19. Tibus Heth | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    New York has far fewer subway gropers, at least.

  20. Kellicox1 | Jan 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm |

    i wish this had subtitles.

  21. Kellicox1 | Jan 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm |

    i wish this had subtitles.

  22. Kellicox1 | Jan 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm |

    i wish this had subtitles.

  23. Misterfurious1 | Jan 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm |

    I’m a slow walker. The fast walkers get on my nerves with their false sense of importance. Where’s the article detailing how to deal with these people?

  24. Misterfurious1 | Jan 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

    I’m a slow walker. The fast walkers get on my nerves with their false sense of importance. Where’s the article detailing how to deal with these people?

    • Daniel Savio | Jan 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm |

      you know what: it’s not FOR YOU to decide whether they need to go fast or not.  Get your fat ass out of the way and shut the hell up.

      • Redacted | Jan 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm |

        Observe the internet tough guy in his natural habitat

      • Daniel_Savio_Sucks | Jan 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm |

        it’s not for you to decide either, so get your dumb ass out of the way and shut the hell up.

    • Johnbluefinch | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:49 am |

      Lets see how you feel when you are late for an appointment and keep getting stuck behind fuddy duddies. Needing to get to the dentist at 11:30 does not mean you have a “fakse sense of importance”.

      • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm |

        When i ride the ttc (subway)- it frequently stops mid tunnel for no apparent reason. sometimes it stops b/c of transit workers, jumpers, heart attacks, pregnant women, or for those unknowns. If i am late for something, i can be assured 100 other people on the train are. we live in a community with other people, sometimes a little patience and decency go a long way.

      • Maybe you should try leaving the house with enough time to get where you want to go on time rather than blaming other people for your problems.

  25. Jin (仁) | Jan 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm |

    strangely enough we’ve had 3 or 4 major arrests in T.dot the last week of metro wankers/gropers….

  26. i understand moonspeak and i chuckled at ‘homosexual mo’

  27. i understand moonspeak and i chuckled at ‘homosexual mo’

  28. you know what: it’s not FOR YOU to decide whether they need to go fast or not.  Get your fat ass out of the way and shut the hell up.

  29. in China & India
    it is considered rude not to ring your bell or blow your horn
    because their coming through regardless
    and your body is not an obstacle to their forward progress

  30. BuzzCoastin | Jan 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm |

    in China & India
    it is considered rude not to ring your bell or blow your horn
    because their coming through regardless
    and your body is not an obstacle to their forward progress

  31. Tibus Heth | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:48 am |

    Observe the internet tough guy in his natural habitat

  32. Daniel_Savio_Sucks | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:06 am |

    it’s not for you to decide either, so get your dumb ass out of the way and shut the hell up.

  33. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  34. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  35. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  36. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  37. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  38. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  39. Hooray for generalizations! That must mean everyone in Tokyo is skinny, not one fatty to be found, huh? 

  40. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  41. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  42. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  43. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  44. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  45. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  46. Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the left if you’re “slow”, keep to the right for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

  47. KittyDelAmour | Jan 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm |

    Pedestrian traffic should take a clue from vehicular traffic: in the States, you stay to the right if you’re “slow”, keep to the left for the “fast lane”….but I know this is but a pipe dream, as people can’t differentiate the left side of the pavement from the right, most of the time…

    • Jin The Ninja | Jan 7, 2012 at 1:11 am |

      in the uk and british colonies (aus, canada) this IS the system. although in the uk they are much much more efficient/strict for the rules of the queue.

  48. Jordybon | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:29 am |

    I think this may only work in japan

  49. Jordybon | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:29 am |

    I think this may only work in japan

  50. Monkey See Monkey Do | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:37 am |

    haha my favourite was the one at the end at the supermarket aisle.
    It must suck to have so many people everywhere all the time. Stop breeding so much everybody! Fuck, Bill Hicks was right, we’re like a virus with shoes.

  51. Monkey See Monkey Do | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:37 am |

    haha my favourite was the one at the end at the supermarket aisle.
    It must suck to have so many people everywhere all the time. Stop breeding so much everybody! Fuck, Bill Hicks was right, we’re like a virus with shoes.

  52. Johnbluefinch | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:49 am |

    Lets see how you feel when you are late for an appointment and keep getting stuck behind fuddy duddies. Needing to get to the dentist at 11:30 does not mean you have a “fakse sense of importance”.

  53. haha my favorite part about this is him just following random people and ringing a bell at them XD

  54. haha my favorite part about this is him just following random people and ringing a bell at them XD

  55. Blah blah blah… Self agrigculturitainment…Get out of my way you fat slow loser!
    Stop taking everything so seriously!

  56. Hooray for you… Nope I checked, there is not one fatty in Tokyo. Eat a vegetable and take a walk you humourously impaired loser!

  57. NICE WORK! I’ll DEFINITELY try that! NOW DO MY HOMEWORK!!!!

  58. NICE WORK! I’ll DEFINITELY try that! NOW DO MY HOMEWORK!!!!

  59. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm |

    When i ride the ttc (subway)- it frequently stops mid tunnel for no apparent reason. sometimes it stops b/c of transit workers, jumpers, heart attacks, pregnant women, or for those unknowns. If i am late for something, i can be assured 100 other people on the train are. we live in a community with other people, sometimes a little patience and decency go a long way.

  60. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm |

    When i ride the ttc (subway)- it frequently stops mid tunnel for no apparent reason. sometimes it stops b/c of transit workers, jumpers, heart attacks, pregnant women, or for those unknowns. If i am late for something, i can be assured 100 other people on the train are. we live in a community with other people, sometimes a little patience and decency go a long way.

  61. Maybe you should try leaving the house with enough time to get where you want to go on time rather than blaming other people for your problems.

  62. Maybe you should try leaving the house with enough time to get where you want to go on time rather than blaming other people for your problems.

  63. Maybe you should try leaving the house with enough time to get where you want to go on time rather than blaming other people for your problems.

  64. I love how people still move out of the way on an escalator or in the grocery store. LOL

  65. I love how people still move out of the way on an escalator or in the grocery store. LOL

  66. Jin (仁) | Jan 7, 2012 at 5:11 am |

    in the uk and british colonies (aus, canada) this IS the system. although in the uk they are much much more efficient/strict for the rules of the queue.

  67. This seems a little nicer to the only solution I’d come up with so far which was a cattle prod. When field tests are complete I’ll get back to you with the comparative results.

  68. This seems a little nicer to the only solution I’d come up with so far which was a cattle prod. When field tests are complete I’ll get back to you with the comparative results.

  69. Maybe if the joke wasn’t tired as hell you could say he was humor impaired. It ran it’s course in the early 2000’s and you think it’s still funny?

  70. YEP 😀

  71. YEP 😀

  72. YEP 😀

  73. EssentialDiction | Jan 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm |

    That will only work in Japan because of how their culture is set up. They want to do what is expected of them. (and, they are used to bicycles) …One of them wouldn’t be so forward as to ring the bell at someone if there wasn’t some true emergency that he needed to be somewhere; and they actually show some respect for what someone else needs… Weird concept, right??

  74. EssentialDiction | Jan 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm |

    That will only work in Japan because of how their culture is set up. They want to do what is expected of them. (and, they are used to bicycles) …One of them wouldn’t be so forward as to ring the bell at someone if there wasn’t some true emergency that he needed to be somewhere; and they actually show some respect for what someone else needs… Weird concept, right??

  75. The last time a rider came up behind me and rang their bell he startled my dog and it(the dog) bit his leg.  Keep in mind I was walking on a 4 ft wide stone path as far right as I could be(without falling into the Shipping Canal.)
    My dog was leashed and walks obidiently at my side and wouldn’t chase a cat if you throw it at him. This bell ringing moron rang his gay bell and passed within 1 ft of us.
    In the end, bell boy cost me $475 in med fees and fines and fought for a month to have my dog put down.(unsuccessfully).  Now whenever I see this guy,(which is every wed morning) I move to the middle of the path and pray that he passes on the right so I can push his ass into the canal

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