So, when you are walking in a crowded area, what do you do? I've always felt that the Rules of Walking should be the exact same as the Rules of the Road.
In certain areas, when you are driving, it is customary to remain on one side of the road. I know which side depends entirely on where in the world you reside, but we can all confidently conclude that positioning yourself solely on one side of the road causes MUCH less hassle than if you were to switch sides constantly.
So why, then, do people decide to swerve all over the sidewalk?
What is the thought process, when you see someone walking toward you? Both parties realize that they must adjust their current trajectory just slightly to avoid a possibly fatal collision. It never fails though, that one party will confidently stray to the right (as is their customary driving side) and the other party will follow in the EXACT SAME DIRECTION.
Following this horrific event is the ever-so-awkward "excuse me" dance. We've all experienced it. Both parties shift uncomfortably from side-to-side in a synchronized manner, each one just hoping the other will physically melt away from the heat of the underlying hatred that has now been developed.
Do me a favor. If you see me on the sidewalk, just jump into the street so I can avoid you completely.