2021-07-26 21:41:40 UTC
The trick is for the single pedestrian to walk firmly and close to the wall, if there is one. Only on rare occasions will anyone glare at you for forcing the group to break rank. (If it's a REALLY narrow sidewalk, I'll just stop walking, to avoid shoving someone - but I'm not going to flatten myself against a wall that could be dirty, either.)
But...things are worse now, apparently. Some people can't seem to grasp that it IS very rude to expect anyone to step into the road.
"My area is full of passive aggressive people and she is a shining example.
When I act completely oblivious to their drama it infuriates them every time."