I understand jaywalking. Crossing against the light makes sense to me. Waiting for the signal even if there’s no traffic in sight? Having been run over, I’m totally down with caution.
What I don’t get is trying to steal the corner.
The pedestrian walks a few feet into the road, ready to cross yet not quite committed to the act. Oncoming traffic veers to the center, creating dazzling new opportunities for collision, while the player simply stands in the way.
It makes me want to have an accomplice and a baseball. My accomplice, being the disposable member of the duo, would run across the road and toss the baseball. I’d catch it and tag the corner stealer out.
They wouldn’t know what we were doing, but that’s okay. The ball would probably hit a passing car, sending the driver into a panic that would end up with the corner thief and me crushed beneath the vehicle.
On second thought, I’ll be one running across the street.