One reader vented over his annoyance with dodging fellow pedestrians who were talking or typing on their mobile devices. Galanes says this is a grin-and-bear-it kind of situation. "Hate to tell you, but typing on the street has become a basic human right," he wrote in reply. He urged the reader to just watch for the slow walkers so there weren't any sidewalk pile-ups. "Our best alternative on mean sidewalks is to keep our eyes peeled," Galanes says.