While walking down Bourke street mall, surrounded by hundreds of people a thought struck me... No, my phone had not been stolen out of my back pocket but there are soo many different types of people who unfortunately walk in the street with us, here is a survival guide to walking in the street:
The big group of people-
Often drunk, these groups are to be feared. If you are walking with a friend, you will be forced to have to do the unthinkable-break through the group. This can be a traumatic experience if you do not do this correctly. You can end up having some weird looks or awkwardly standing in the middle of the pack. Here is what you need to do
You have to go through the pack going at a speed that is slightly faster than the group just charge straight through the group slightly aggressive/yelling exuse me and DO NOT look behind you because if you do you will end up behind the group and once you do that, you will have to just face it and walk behind them.
These walkers are very much harmless, only very annoying. They are very often tourists or solo melbournians. The drifters like to walk in front of you (like, IN FRONT of you) and stop, possibly causing a collision. This can be also a very traumatic experience because both of you end up stunned. Here is what to do
It you find some in front of you they are most definitely a drifter. Simply step out the way and give a friendly smile as you walk past. If you are not paying to much attention and you find a drifter stopping, stop. Step to the side, go around them and say sorry... Don't forget to smile :) DO NOT get aggro at the drifters because they are harmless and defenceless beings who unintentionally cause trouble.
Just like the drifters, these walkers are harmless. These walkers do not cause any trouble they simply cause the awkwardness of going at the EXACT same pace and walking right next to you. This can cause severe awkwardness so here is what you need to do
Walk faster or slower, depending where you are and where you are going. As soon as a similar is walking next to you, get out of there!!