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How to avoid getting bumped in the street-

Hobo Travel Tips
By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  044
DATE:  August 23, 2001
TIP:  How to avoid getting bumped in the street.
LOCATION:  Brugge, Belgium




I personally think that manners are the only thing that
separates us from animals.

Walking down a street I think,

“A couple million years of evolution and we have
not gotten any further than this !”

“Get out of the GENE pool”

For those of you...
Who do not think bumping, pushing each other is good manners.
Who know that when a person touches you, it could be a dangerous.

The first 2 things I learn to say in another language:

Excuse me
Where is the bathroom?

OK enough of the funnies.
Small people, older people, or just a backpacker overload
with everything they own in the world.
Getting bumped and pushed is a problem.


If a person is coming toward you from your left side.
If it appears that they have no intention of sharing
the sidewalk, or road.

Raise you hand closest to them to your head.
Point your elbow right at their shoulder or face.

They will make room for you !

I do this 4 times a day.
I only actually put my elbow into one person.

This will keep people from bumping you.
They will not think you mean, in fact they
will not even notice you did it. They will just move
around and walk around any dangerous obstacle.
Bow Wow !

If you are getting off a train, bus, etc.
And suddenly you are surrounded by people trying to sell you
something or grab you.

Start spinning around on your feet, swinging your backpack
around as you go.

You will suddenly have about 2 feet of space all around you.

These 2 tips sound a little harsh.
But I am giving tips to protect you.
I have never hurt anyone yet in 3 1/2 years.
But I have been knocked down, pushed, rammed into,
before I started this technique.
If possible never let a person touch you.
It is dangerous.

Do not be an animal !
Please say
“Excuse me,”
Thank you”
Have some manners.
Be a Gentle Man or Gentle Woman

Thank You ! was here.    X

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Have fun! Life is Good!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

Article written by Andy the
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