Mike in Seattle
This makes me giggle like a little girl.If you walk at the same pace in the same direction and do not look at them, they will stay in place, watching you go by quite close.
But if you stop and or look at them, 99% of the time they will move away. But there is that 1% when one of those big guys will not and do the "Are you looking at me?" thing. When that happens it's best to continue on, looking at the ground.
Having to "shuck and jive" like an "oppressed minority" because the notorious thug Corn Pop OWNS the 'hood.