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There are students who take up the whole sidewalk by walking in the middle.

Yes, the middle of the sidewalk when there are many other students trying to get to their destination. It’s a mystery to me as to why it happens.

All I know is this often forces me to walk through the dewy grass. My shoes, and sometimes my socks, get soaked, especially if it’s after the rain.

Wet socks do not make for a happy me.

The worst part is that it doesn’t end there. When other people are added to the equation, the sidewalk no longer exists for those by themselves.

They have to fight their way through or submit to the wills of the grass.

As someone who personally has to walk from one end of campus to the other to get to class, it can be extremely annoying when a pack of students block my path.

Having to maneuver around the horde of students has become so frustrating, I’ve started considering either being late to class or waking up at the crack of dawn just so I can walk with ease.

While I could assert my dominance on the sidewalk, I don’t want to continue the sidewalk hogging trend. I’m better than that, and I have just as much right to the slab of pavement as anybody else does.

I want people to show more consideration to their fellow students. And like DJ Casper’s “Cha-Cha Slide,” whenever there’s someone else on the sidewalk, it’s common courtesy to “slide to the right” so we can all “cha cha real smooth.”

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