Archive for the ‘WTF?’ Category

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“You Don’t Have a Stop Sign!”

August 26, 2010

While walking to meet some friends at Good Time Charley’s for some lunch (they just redid their menu… their burgers are delich!) I came upon an awkward cross walk.  Now I’ve been crossing the odd angled intersection of Tappan and Oakland Avenue for over a year now and certainly have come to learn that drivers on Tappan do not have a stop sign.  I’ll admit, I have walked in front of a car or two thinking they would stop.  (Don’t worry, they did even without the stop sign.)

Yet, during my walk across the intersection, I encountered a disgruntled man on the other side of the cross walk.  Why was he disgruntled you might ask?  It’s because the car had stopped at the crosswalk, due to the other car blocking the intersection, and waved him to cross.

This man vehemently refused to cross the cross walk, loudly repeating to himself, “You don’t have a stop sign!  GO!”  The driver must have been so confused by the rejection of this random act of kindness (not really, the car had nowhere to go due to the blocked intersection.)  However, the man did not at all notice the other car in the intersection.

To really show his disgust with this son-of-a-bitch nice driver, the man unabashedly shook his head while he walked up the sidewalk so that he could pass behind the car that waved him on.

I’ve never seen a pedestrian at uMich refuse the ability to cross the crosswalk… usually pedestrians here just cross for the hell-of-it!  I can only wonder how badly that guy’s day was ruined by this driver’s inability to just keep on truckin’

Come on, man!  WTF is wrong with you?

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Oakland Avenue Hooligans!

August 9, 2010

Anyone present on Oakland Avenue earlier this morning (0420-0445) between Arch and East University were in for quite some entertainment.  Now, I happen to appreciate the liveliness of this college town and appreciate noises outside my window late at night… It makes me feel like Ann Arbor never sleeps!  But last night got me up from bed and peering out my window wide-eyed.

Numerous, loud male voices were rampant.  Peering out my window I observed 10 or so swearing, yelling, and even crying.  One removed his shirt.  Many of them began picking up rocks from golf ball size to basketball size and throwing them at the opposition cursing them away.  Obscenities were being thrown along with the rocks and one even wielded a long metal pole.  As it calmed down and the group walked away, another one came running back crying out loud, “I swear to god!  I swear to god!”  When the group approached, he panicked, to which they responded, “Na, man.  We got your back!”

At this point, more rocks were picked up, and the group of 10 or so moved back toward East University.

I heard by other eye witness accounts that the rocks were being aimed at someone’s car, and that soon enough the hooligans were dispersed by police.

I really do wonder if there was any real reason for this (quite entertaining) brawl, or if it was just alcohol and testosterone… either way the only real question I have is…

WTF?