I get honked at just for crossing the street - all because I've taken a few seconds away from time with their families that they probably don't like too much anyway.
I get impatient glares as people wait to make right or left turns - as though what I'm doing equates to sleeping with their wife and educating their children about Scientology.
What I want is for people to embrace pedestrianism here in California. The car is king at the moment, but there's no reason to treat people the way I am treated. I have no obligation to jog awkwardly across the street so that you can get home to a mediocre dinner.
I know the idea of walking to the store is ludicrous among the super-rich SUV drivers here, but I've done nothing for which I should be victimised.
In other words, leave me the fuck alone, you car fanatics. Your shitty meal, your quotidian family, and your anything-but-unique tract home will still be there in 20 seconds. I promise.