Monday, May 7, 2007

How to Get People to Move Out of Your Way


If you're walking in a busy area (say, the Minneapolis skyway system), and you feel like you're always the one who has to move for other people, do this:

Look anywhere but straight ahead.

I'm serious, it works. Look to the left. Look to the right. Read while you walk. Hell, close your eyes. It says to other people, "This guy's not paying attention, so I have to move or else he's going to run into me."

I tried it this afternoon and got good results.

2 comments:

Christy said...

Whatever happened to just...not moving? I body blast people all the time in New York. Particularly small, Asian women talking on their cellphones.

I don't see an issue here.

Bellamy Grant said...

You don't live in Minnesota.