Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Never Lose a "Walking Battle" Again!

So you know when you're walking and another person is walking right at you from the other direction...and then the both of you have to make a decision about which way to move so that a nasty collision is avoided? More often than not you end up looking dumb and embarassed because the both of you start studder-stepping inches infront of each other. Well, not anymore! I've found a way to win that battle everytime and never play the fool ever again. It's so simple, yet completely effective. All you do is put your head down and keep walking. Thats it. The other person assumes you're not payin attention to the world around you so they better get out of the gosh dang way before the person with their head down crashes into them. It works. I try it all the time on campus, and I have never in the hundreds of times of potential embarassing run-in-to's EVER lost a battle. There was one time though that the person didn't move (because they were totally out of it) and we crashed. But it was all good cause she was cute and I ended up taking her out that weekend, so I count that as a victory. Anyway, try it. Next time you're walking in a crowded place, say Disneyland or The Great Wall, put your noggin down and watch everyone get the heck out the way. It'll change your life. It's like having the power of Fessic from Princess Bride when he says, "Everybody move!!". Totally awesome you guys.

23 comments:

Taylor Oblad said...

Us married folk have another way to win a battle at Disneyland, it's called a stroller. Especially our double wide. But problems can arise when it is us vs. another stroller. Nex time I'll take your advice and just look around as if I am scatterbrained and slowly pick up speeds. That should do the trick. Thanks

Eliza said...

good advice to use in 5 DAYS!!!

Ryan Nelson said...

I'm tellin ya, works every time. And I never thought about a stroller. Those things aren't part of my life yet, but I'm sure they clear the lane pretty good too.

Little E said...

I thought Fessic said, "Queens ala foolie moo!" Now it makes sense. Thanks man.

Taylor Oblad said...

E, you of all people should know lines to The Princess Bride. Didn't you type the whole thing out...on a typewriter...including stage commands?

Ryan Nelson said...

Yes he did...so don't you pretend for a minute Eric that you're not lame. haha. No, I bet everyone of us could list a ton of different quotes from that movie...maybe not a whole scene with stage commands, but nonetheless.

Lyd said...

True that Ry, I always use that one up here. It's true, it never fails! I haven't had to do the awkward walking dance for quite a while! I remember you telling me that advice before! I also use that one so that I don't have to stare awkwardly at the person at my opposite as we are walking closer. Also, another that might help is having you i-pod playin', so now you have a double blind, you can't see em' or hear them comin'! Oh, and Liza, I hate you. (If you're sayin' your goin to Disneyland!)

Lyd said...

Oh, and I'm gunna' watch Princess Bride tonight thanks to you guys! I'z be havin' no class tomorrow! They all got canceled some how or another and I don't want to explain because it is dull! Yipee!

Alli Fantastico said...

I just walk through crowds with a fart machine in my pocket.

Little E said...

I once crop dusted a crouded dance floor in the Wilk and made it split like the red sea after eating a barbeque pork burrito enchilada style from Cafe Rio. Never seen anything like it; didn't use no staff neither.

I got witnesses.

Ryan Nelson said...

I was one of those witnesses! That fart burned my nose hairs clean off. The worst ever. It was just like how Chunk on the goonies explained how people got sick when he made throw up noises in the theater...only Eric's fart was real and people were dry heavin everywhere!

Lyd said...

I would have liked to have seen that, just not smelt it!

-KJ said...

The thing that is soooooooo weird about this post is that when I read Tays comment about E writing out the entire movie I was going to say something about the night it was written. Cam and I were watching a movie and Eric came out to tell us he has written the whole "iocane powder" scene perfect, and he cut a NASSSTAY one and walked out of the room. The whole movie I was thinking Cam did it and he thought it was me. When he left I told Eric that Cam had a nasty fart and Eric laughed his head off and confessed to it. Rock Star!

-KJ said...

Once again I have brought a post full circle! P.S. Ry, I am glad to hear you are so polite!

Ryan Nelson said...

I really do try to be polite...I smile at the people as I walk by them and maybe even do a head nod. I'm just sayin this technique avoids the whole awkward bumping into, thats all. Plus you feel like a winner all day.

-KJ said...

You feel like a weiner all day?

Ryan Nelson said...

oh my goodness

Lyd said...

Youz be needen to post somethin' new! I keep lookin' on here, but in sadness I leave because there is nothin' new! Come on! (said in Gob voice)

brocknelson said...

hey hey hey, look who got a blog cracker!

Taylor Oblad said...

What's a blog cracker? Is that sone sort of blog virus that infiltrates my computer and then shuts it down incessantly. Get that Blog cracker away from me brock nelson. You you infect my computer, I will throw you into a vat of egg whites and cashews!!!

-KJ said...

Alright. UPDATE PLEASE! I liked that Tay, hahaha!

Ryan Nelson said...

OK, i'll give you an update, freakers.

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