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It depends, I don't usually do, but sometimes it becomes necessary.
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Good one KJ!!! LOL, I see you caught a couple already. I have had lots of practice navigating the University hallways between classes so I am good at avoiding getting run over. I tend to keep to the right and next to the wall since I walk quickly and always am distracted. I approach corners with caution and keep it tight except left ones, then I cross over to the other-side of the hallway then turn left.
I DO like to go to the beginning of these threads and read the posts, but, sometimes they're very long and I don't get all the way to the start. I just answer the question. Cutting corners in other areas? Only if the end product is upt o my standards.
I generally try to stay right to avoid collision. However, I am a teacher, and I am currently teaching middle school. When I switched from high school to ms, I was shocked at how terrible the kids are at simply walking through the hallways - they'll stop and crowd right in the middle, walk down the wrong side, not watch where they're going, smack right into or step on your feet and never even acknowledge that they hit you (they won't even look at you, never mind apologize!) They really have absolutely no sense of where they are in a room or what's going on around them, or simply just not stopping short directly in the middle of the hallway for no reason when people are walking behind them! It's particularly awkward for me because I'm almost six feet tall, so the average 12 year old boy's face is approximately at boob-level for me - nothing like having one walk smack into you head-on!
So, since moving to middle school, I've definitely become a lot more alert when walking through the halls - otherwise there really WILL be a dangerous collision!
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There is only one corner in particular where I work that you can run into people at because we live in cubicle land and the walls are so low you can see people coming a mile away. Anyway, this particular dangerous corner happens to be right next to the cafeteria, so there have been several times where I have nearly had soup, pasta, hot coffee, etc. spilled all over me! I have splashed coffee on the floor a few times! I try to take it slow around the corner but you never know what's going to happen!
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Try to but there's always some negative consequence in the way...
I try to walk on the right around here too so I can avoid the run-ins as people come around the corners but it doesn't work... too many people don't pay attention where they are going. Our constant joke is that we need mirrors and stop lights to keep us from bumping into each other, but if we would just pay attention to what we are doing and not read the reports that we just printed or what-have-you then we'd all be much safer!
I am always day dreaming when I am walking and so I am always cutting corners and running into things. Thankfully things and not people. Although it is not so great when you stub your toe
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I know what JENNIFER means about those mirrors. I have trouble with those when they put them in grocery stores. The view is often distorted and just makes it more confusing (to me...). I learned to "go wide" in hospital corridors. Never know when you'll meet a gurney head on!
I too tend to daydream, text, read, etc, in the hallway. Unfortunately, I think its a self-defense mechanism working in a highschool.... Kids can be mean damit! So I too end up on more than one occation during the week play the "let's dance" game when walking around a corner. Glad I'm not the only one!!!
I try to stay to the right to avoid collisions, lol.
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I'm really bad about this. I'm usually in a rush to get where I'm going and lost in my own thoughts. We actually have mirrors mounted at all the hallway corners at work so you can see if someone is coming the other way before you get there. But of course you have to remember to look at them.
Hi, This thread is two-fold, if you're like me you probably get a good laugh at the SP members who never seem to read the thread but only answer the thread title, LOL! So read on and enjoy! ~KJ --------------------------------
Where I work there are large hallways much like an office building and I am a distracted walker. Yes, that means I'm one of those fools who is either daydreaming when I walk or looking down so I don't have to look anyone in the eyes to say "Good Morning" or whatever and/or TEXTING while walking (I'm really bad when it comes to that).
So I noticed last week that when I am rounding the corners of these hallways I cut right to the corner to supposedly save time & distance to get wherever I'm going much faster. I know, there are some folks who say if you're turning RIGHT around said corner it's okay to cut it close but if you are turning LEFT around said corner you ought to have brains enough to go wide just in case, RIGHT!? I mean, correct!?
Last year we had the classic "BANG!" of two people walking right into each other, it was terrible but funny later on as the two were okay and joked about it themselves but the result was papers flying, a bloody nose and a wicked shiner (aka Black Eye).
Since then I TRY to remember that if I'm walking towards a corner (any corner) and I'm turning left at that corner, I try to go wide! LOL!!!!!!!
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