So I was walking across campus, and I come to a pedestrian crossing at a busy street.
Opposite me, coming down the sidewalk on the other side of the street, is an acquaintance who also works at the university.
In a truck.
He reaches the end of the sidewalk. There’s no intersection here, just a crosswalk with a pushbutton “push to cross” light that controls the signal.
He politely signals for a turn.
I start laughing my ass off, and push the button for the crosswalk. The signal for “walk” comes on, and I give him an exaggerated “No, sir, after YOU!” gesture. He beeps his horn twice, waves, makes his turn onto the highway, and drives away. I continue walking back toward my office, with my grin and funny story for the day.
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