Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, "Dissecting our worship of consumerism," The Seattle Times, February 8, 2004
They are slowpoke pedestrians who delay foot traffic on sidewalks and then, without warning, jaywalk, forcing vehicles to slow down or stop while they do their own thing crossing a street.
Cellphone-toting meanderthals are dangerous because they are oblivious to their surroundings. Baby-stroller-pushing meanderthals could wipe out the next generation. Meanderthals of any kind survive only because most drivers use their brakes.
Jack Brubaker, "Meanderthals and freedestrians make driving in the city a challenge," Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), July 23, 2002
Peripatetic male: Meanderthal man.
Bob Willett, "Pepper...and Salt," The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 1984