By thomas | January 22, 2008
Are you tired of walking behind slow people? Do you wish there was an easy way to pass through a crowd without knocking people on their ass? There is! Nick from Japan and fatherhood blog longcountdown.com has a hilarious tip for dealing with crowded city sidewalks: buy a bicycle bell.
From Nick’s page:
When I lived in Nagoya, I found it ever so frustrating wading through the crowds at train stations, on busy streets and in departments stores, so I went to a 100 yen shop and bought myself a “Dragon Ball” bicycle bell.
You don’t need a bike to use a bell…
As I had hoped, a ring on my bell was enough to induce the natural jump-out-of-the-way reaction from the people in front of me, letting me pass with ease! I used this trick in the street, in stores, on escalators and even on crowded trains!
On escalators? Pure genius!
Speaking of Nick, he is also the creator of JapanSoc, a social bookmarking site for all things Japan. You can read, submit and vote on Japan-related articles and blog posts there. Check it out! It’s badass.
Edit: Reader Claire found a video on YouTube demonstrating the this hack:
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