Curb Shame

Source: Flicker - Roberto Israel

Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com) defines this as: 

"Embarrassment at waiting on the curb obediently as other pedestrians ignore the "don't walk" signal in the absence of traffic."

Yup! This is what I frequently experience ever since I have returned from Japan a few months ago. Before living in Tokyo I always ignored the signs when crossing the street. Now that I am back I tend to debate for a while whether or not to obey the stop lights. Has Japan made me "soft"? Well I am not sure what it is but I am glad that there is an official term describing what I am feeling ;-]

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