Walking to the pedestrian crossing, there was an idiot lolling against the light pole waiting for them to change. Except they never would, because she hadn’t pressed the button. Hence she was an idiot. The traffic was really heavy, so I don’t know what she thought would happen.
I do hate this sort of lazy person. So I reached around and pressed the button, announcing loudly “I do find that these things work a lot better if you actually press the button”.
Lights then changed instantly and I crossed. Hearing slack-jaw responses from the idiot, I turned and replied “Say whatever you want, but the only reason you are crossing this road is because of me.” Idiot had no reply to that.
Why do some people think that the traffic will part for them like the Red sea for Moses rather than pressing that really easy button?