Anyhoo, this has happened to me a lot recently. I'm very high-vis on my bike (lights & fluorescent yellow jacket) but that doesn't help when people don't look. At least twice a week some fool will step out into the road without bothering to turn their head in the direction of oncoming traffic and I yell at them while slamming on the breaks.
Yesterday I shouted at a blind person. Well, really I shouted at the blind person's carer.
As I cycled home two people stepped out into the road almost under the wheels of my bike. "Oiiiiiiaaaah," I yelled "watch out, watch out, watch out!". (I am not not at my most articulate when being scared stiff by numpty pedestrians.) And then, round about my first "wacth out" I noticed the bright white stick of pedestrian 1. Pedestrain 2 was holding their arm and directing them out - into oncoming traffic.
Jebus H Christ. What the holy hell is wrong with someone who, when acting as a carer to a BLIND PERSON, would lead them into danger because they can't be bothered to use their OWN EYES!?
The mind. It boggles.
[x-posted to my journal]