Now that the peak holiday season is coming to a close, I feel I must make public my frustrations concerning the habits of tourist as pedestrians, which are basically abysmal.
The first and most common is the way tourists walk 5/6 abreast in the middle of the road as if it is the right thing to do – when a car driver resists the temptation to run them down, the reward is a shaken fist. Imagine walking down the middle of the highway in the UK, Germany or Holland, it would be a massacre!
The second is the way they test a driver’s reaction by suddenly leaving the pavement with a pushchair out front, complete with toddler. Thank you brakes.
The third misdemeanour, although not physically dangerous, is very irritating. I refer to the thoughtless attitude of many who stand at a zebra crossing, possibly all day long, with no intention of crossing the road, perhaps going for a world record for the number of vehicles that stop.
I realise we live in an environment which is dependent on tourism, so we must persevere with these people who unwittingly raise the blood pressure of we residents.