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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 2:42 pm » by Nikrastardizer


Recently I was wondering why I always seem to walk on the right hand side of my friends when we're going somewhere. Was I being subconsiously submisive? or dominant even? I tried to find some answers online but couldn't find anything about it, however I did find some other stuff about social etiquette in public and crowded places. Some truley divisive stuff :nails: :yell: :cheers:

1. Escalators

Are you a 'walker' or a 'stander?'

There are aruguments for both, however I would see the counter argument to my prference as idiotic and, well, just plain wrong.

I'm a walker

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23444086

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notice it says DO walk, just sayin'

2. Trains

Whenever you try to get off a train there always seems to be a flood of people trying to force their way on. Can't people wait a minute for passengers to disembark before boarding? Seems not :hell:

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I actually do force my way on to trains... how would I get a seat otherwise? :p

3. Walking together

When I was trying find the answer about walking on the right hand side I also searched why people walk abreast of each other in large groups. It seems to take up a lot of space and be a bit inconvenient. It was pretty interesting what I found and obvious when I read the answer. People seem to walk in flocks like birds. The outermost people are slightly forward of everyone else. With the most central being the furthest back. This makes it easy for everyone to see everyone else with th slightest amount of effort.

Article.... There's also a handy pic in there to big for my post.

http://www.mehdimoussaid.com/archives/58

I also read some articles I can't find now. I never got taught this but some people did. People are told to walk on the right hand side of hallways to make getting around less obstructive (good idea). Walk on the right hand side of the road in Britain so you can see oncoming traffic easier (I was taught this). There are also articles about people walking like they drive which does make sense (the body being your souls car, mines no super car). This (walking like driving) should definitely be implimented in supermarkets. The urge to punch people in those places is too great sometimes, and I'm only a weak person :sunny: :yell: :sunny:

Speaking of which (supermarkets). This post was nearly posted in the conspiracy section and about when you pack your bags at a supermarket then go outside, no matter what level of packing ninja you are (I'm level 10. Top level) you go over the rumble dot floor and everything just falls back out. Every. F**king. Time.

I'm not saying blind people can't have rumble dot floor. I'm just saying they shouldn't go to supermarkets so supermarkets don't need to have rumble dot floor.

Mwahahahaha :rtft:
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 2:51 pm » by Slith


Nikrastardizer wrote:Recently I was wondering why I always seem to walk on the right hand side of my friends when we're going somewhere.


You are protective in nature. I do the same. My wife is always on my left
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 3:03 pm » by Poppa_pygar


I walk on either side of my wife according to what side the hedge of the road is. Say the road is on the left, i walk on the left side of my wife.
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 3:12 pm » by The57ironman


Poppa_pygar wrote:I walk on either side of my wife according to what side the hedge of the road is. Say the road is on the left, i walk on the left side of my wife.

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...I AGREE..when a woman or child is with me, i'm always in a protective state of mind.. :flop:

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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 3:14 pm » by Slith


Poppa_pygar wrote:I walk on either side of my wife according to what side the hedge of the road is. Say the road is on the left, i walk on the left side of my wife.


Yes, according to which side of the road for sure

Funny, I always put my ex on the other side. hmmmm? :scary:
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 3:38 pm » by Poppa_pygar


I'm glad someone agrees with me :lol: :lol: :flop:
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 3:57 pm » by Chaindrive


Slith wrote:You are protective in nature. I do the same. My wife is always on my left



Thats because more men are right handed and in a fight you always wanna keep your fighting arm free. And having a woman on your arm (to the left) has always been the norm for centuries i.e. tradition, when you got married, she was on the left for the same reason. Im sure it has other reasons due to culture etc.

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Long ago, the right arm was considered the sword arm of most fighting men. If a man had to protect his bride, he would hold her with his left hand, and fight off attackers with his right arm.

The reason that men may have had to fight off others was because quite often women were kidnapped. Family members naturally wanted to rescue the stolen brides. Sometimes even during the wedding ceremony, the grooms had to fight off other men who were desirous of their brides, along with the bride's family members. So having his right arm free was an important strategy.

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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 4:56 pm » by Perronick


Where is that quote from?

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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 5:44 pm » by DarkHeart


No matter how slowly I walk, my wife always manages to walk slower. :bang;

Its easier to just drive.
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PostTue Oct 22, 2013 6:00 pm » by Cwmman


The reason the gentleman walks on the right is so he would have his sword arm free to defend his lady, who is on his left hand side (she`s buggered if he`s left handed then).

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