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[–] probablyadragon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Never let fats push you off the road. You have a right to be there. Learn to say "EXCUSE ME" in a clear, commanding tone so that they move out of the way. You have the right to your portion of the sidewalk.

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[–] mamadontmakeme [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I would much rather hop down onto the road then hop back up. Personal preference of mine, which clearly differs from yours. Not to say that I avoid confrontation when necessary; for example, I consider the phrasing of your comment to be rude. I am choosing to believe that you didn't intend to condescend to me.

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[–] probablyadragon ago 

You should be assertive. Sound confident, not shrill or angry. Speak loud enough that they can't pretend they didn't hear you. Walk at a constant speed.

The place I go grocery shopping is full of urban butter hippos. I had to learn how to speak up for myself in a louder, more confident way. The normal, "Excuse me may I get through/thank you" was not enough for the ones I had to deal with. They'd keep their lardasses right there, type on their phones and pretend they heard nothing and never, ever moved. If I speak loud enough they can't pretend, then they move.

If I never learned how to speak up for myself, I'd probably still be stuck behind some butterslug right now.

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[–] StephanieFL 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Definitely a cheerful reminder, thanks!

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[–] LordOdaShit ago 

Yup. Obeast housemate has to huff and puff to waddle 5 feet...I walked 3 miles yesterday pushing big kid in the stroller and wearing the toddler on my back...still wasn't huffing and puffing and dying.