Cycling home on Friday I saw a couple of young men ahead of me in the road playing with a football. I slowed down and prepared to giove them a wide berth, expecting them to have the sense at least to keep hold of the ball as I approached. (They'd picked it up after having lost control of it once before.)
No, instead, they started punting it about and just as I approached gave it such a mighty whack it bounced up and almost hit me in the head. (It would have hit me if I hadn't ducked.
What makes this especially annoying is that there is a park with a football pitch just two blocks up the road.