It seems to me that, more and more lately, pedestrians just walk right out in front of your car, forcing you to slow down or even come to a complete stop in order to avoid hitting them. They obviously are aware of the fact that your car is coming - but they walk right out anyway, secure in the knowledge that you will see them and will slow or stop for them. What is running through their minds? I suspect it is something like: "Here comes this car. But I don't want to delay my progress in any way, so I'll just keep walking. The driver will see me and have to stop. Screw him/her - better they be delayed than me." I submit this is yet another example of the growing rudeness and lack of consideration displayed by people towards other people. I'm not talking about situations where the pedestrian has the right of way to begin with, such as in a crosswalk. Rather, I am talking about this happening in parking lots, in front of markets, places such as that. Your thoughts?