Trips to any of those aforementioned exotic locales require a big time commitment. When I don't have the time to walk for three miles, I'll aimlessly walk around the Golden Triangle to clear my head.
Often, this head clearing is rudely interrupted by loud whistles.
For some reason, I'm assuming high traffic, K Street intersections are equipped with crossing guards. I'm all for public safety, but what can crossing guards do that traffic signals can't? I mean, isn't that why you never see crossing guards at intersections with traffic lights? It's redundant. And it's not like they're helping school children cross the big, bad street. They're hollering at yuppies and business suit types.
These guards are totally unnecessary. So, who's paying for them? Is it the city? Is it a special program paid for by the businesses within the GTBID? Regardless, it seems like a colossal waste of money. We're adults. We can tell the difference between a red blinking hand and a white blinking dude. Blowing your whistles at us and using histrionic hand motions aren't going to get us across the street any faster.
This is a molehill of a problem, not a mountain. But I really could do without the extra noise pollution. I wish these crossing guards would get real jobs.