"What are cars?"
"I'm not in danger, I'm a cow. Who would hurt a cow?"
"I'm going to eat AND talk to my friend cow on my cell phone AND walk across this busy street."
"I see how close you are car, but I'm going to step into the street anyway, make you screech to a stop, and walk as slowly as possible, maybe even stop to tie my shoe, for I AM COW!"
So my dear pedestrians, it will never hurt to look both ways (even in a crosswalk), to put your call on hold so you can pay attention, to be aware if a car is too close to stop, or to even do a courtesy jog and wave when a car stops for you.
Rant complete. For now.