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    real quick question . . .

    i am workin at the mall today and there is kinda a lot of people here. (not like normal) so i have a straight view of everyone walkin my way. in order for them to go to the food court and a couple stores they have to turn right (my left if i am lookin at them). it seems to me that everyone that is turnin, turns real close to the corner of the wall. (in this case it is the corner of kays jewelers) they turn so close that their clothes sometimes touch the wall and some people even straight out hit the wall with their right shoulder. my question is why do u think some many peoples minds are set to walk that close to the corner? it just may be me being bored.
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    Poor navigational skills ?

    Not sure why in fact - but the average folks in a mall are not easy to understand, as they are probably con white and I wonder sometimes if they even know where they are headed!!
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    Actually, P95, I don't think you are too far off base.

    Having watched the 'living zombies' for many hours myself, I do believe that most of those people you see are really just using that wall as their guide / path to where they are going. It requires less brain power to follow the arrow (or the wall) than it does to actively watch where they are going.

    Ever wonder why a LARGE majority of the people walking through the center of a mall almost ALWAYS walk on the right side? Are there traffic laws inside the mall? Of course there aren't. It's just easier to follow the crowd than not to.
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    Ever wonder why a LARGE majority of the people walking through the center of a mall almost ALWAYS walk on the right side?
    Actually I do!!!

    Reason??? - it gives less chance for passing blundering folks to bump into the lump of metal on my right hip
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    tend to herd and follow the fence line...

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    Stick with the Herd!!

    You guys are right - most people have absolutely no ability (or desire for that matter) to think on their own. I swear sometimes if there was an open chasm in the mall that people were falling into the rest of the crowd would follow convincing each other this must just be a "new store or something . . . "

    Truly saddening to watch the progression of our race!

    Sometimes I can hardly stand to go to the mall and watch the sheeple realizing that my beagle would best most of them in a match of wits!

    carry safe (and don't follow the rest of the lemmings off the cliff),

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    Maybe they aren't sheep. Perhaps they're more like pronghorn antelope. They tend to run along fences and crash into them a lot.
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    So they do not run in to some idiot walking the wrong way on the wrong side of the passage way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    So they do not run in to some idiot walking the wrong way on the wrong side of the passage way.
    +1 to that. I've always been of the opinion that it's a sort of general rule to walk on the right-hand side of anything that has two-way traffic, whether it be a corridor, staircase or hallway. As for the original question, I personally would cut a turn closely (hopefully not so that I hit the wall! ) just to maximize my step efficiency. I don't particularly like being in those swarms of human meat and want to get into and out of whatever shop I'm in there for as quickly as possible. They might infect me with something!

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    Back in my days in the Infantry we were repeatedly in training to spread out. It's a natural inclination of humans to group together for security. Also during my time as an MP, they told us in school to stay out of the center of the hallway to avoid the fatal funnel. You would see everyone walking literally against the wall. Then in SRT they told us to walk down the center of the hallway because bullets travel along walls, increases view etc. Being a nurse I've found that the most comforting thing I can do for my patients is to use the "thearaputic touch", for me this is just to lay my palm on the forearm or shoulder of my patient and remeind them that I'm there to help. The bottom line of all this rambling is that humans need contact for comfort. It's a security thing which is one of the basic human needs. Thats why you see the people brushing the corner in the mall. It's a comfort thing.
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    i also try to stay on the right side while pushing a cart in the supermarket because i've found that people push carts about like they drive.

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    Pedestrians behave like cars on the road.

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    Ever wonder why a LARGE majority of the people walking through the center of a mall almost ALWAYS walk on the right side? Are there traffic laws inside the mall?
    I think people walk on the right side because in the US we drive on the right side of a two lane road. It has become accepted practice to walk the same way.

    I visited Japan one time, where they drive on the left side of the road, and the cars have steering wheels on the right side of the front seat. When walking down the sidewalk the Japanese people tend to walk on the left side as well. I kept running into people, because I was walking on the right side of the sidewalk, like I do in the US. Once I figured out what was happening, I switched sides.

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    And this is gun related, how?
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    And this is gun related, how?
    Loose maybe but, studies of people - sheep in particular - can still be releveant to those of us who carry. IMO.

    It might even make us consider our own behavior in such places.
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