I’m sure you’ve heard about the “Demon Jogger of Putney Bridge” by now. (if you haven’t, get out from under your rock and click the link) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-40860045/putney-bridge-cctv-of-jogger-pushing-woman-in-front-of-bus
First off, I hope the Lady involved is OK and that the Bus Driver gets the recognition he deserves for his timely actions.
The Jogger on the other hand…
This absolutely insanely self-important prick has confirmed a suspicion I have had for a while now-
Most Joggers have serious issues. (MOST- not ALL)
I, like a lot of people, like to “People Watch” and living beside a Cycleway which is used by literally hundreds of Joggers everyday, has afforded me the ability to be able to study this growing phenomenon in close detail (I realise this makes me sound like a “peeping Tom” but I assure you I’m not; I very rarely touch myself while doing it…)
What I have noticed is this – Joggers can be extremely aggressive.
Don’t you DARE step in front of them when they’re running up behind you and you’re unaware they are there.
Don’t you DARE have a Pushchair or Pram (or God forbid a double buggy); you take up too much room
Don’t you DARE have a dog on a leash (or so help me God, not on one)
And don’t you DARE use the footpath to take your kids to school. Yes, I’m talking to all 200 parents taking their kids to the school that the footpath goes past.
Do any of these things, and you set yourself up for any of the following, all of which I have witnessed first-hand-
Being spat on
Having water thrown on you
Being physically attacked
Being run-over by a Jogger-Mom with a sports buggy (containing a petrified child)
I kid you not. This happens all of the time and no, I’m not exaggerating.
And this is in the suburbs! Wait until you get into the city where the real action happens.
What happened on Putney Bridge while shocking, really wasn’t that surprising. As self-entitlement goes up among the population, so do the amount of instances like this; people want what they want, and dammit they’re going to get it, no matter what the cost.
It’s just another day on the path to entitlement.
Don’t get in the way or you WILL be thrown under the bus.