We bought our home in 1969. Our kids and many others grew up here. With no usable sidewalks and so little traffic, we weren’t afraid to let them play on the street, ride their bikes, and walk to and from school (no buses then). Whether driving or afoot, if we saw a neighbor we often stopped right in the street to visit and still do today. Will we now walk to the side of the street, avoid parked cars, step up on the curb, walk along his walk, then step off back to the street?
I had a professor who enjoyed using the term “the epitome of asininity,” which fits this situation, but simple idiocy does as well.