I’ve witnessed a new move repeatedly on Shrewsbury St in Worcester. More often than I’m comfortable thinking about I’ve watched people sit in there parked car with the engine off and lights out(maybe they are checking email or texting, I don’t know) then violently swing the door open like they are executing a drug raid.
This recent phenomenon has forced me to consider the age old decision conundrum commonly referred to as “a rock and a hard place”.
What do you choose; getting doored or swerving in front of a moving vehicle? I’m a numbers guy and I gotta’ go with moving vehicle because I’ve got a 7% chance that they will avoid me. Also, I’ll take a bump, roll and slide against the sudden and violent stop of getting doored.
Door 2% attention
Car 9% attention