The frustrating experience of pedestrian traffic being slowed to a crawl by the elderly. Most commonly used in supermarket aisles, narrow sidewalks, and amusement park walkways.
Origin - In 1998, Senator Claiborne Pell (Rhode Island Senator, 1961 - 1997) and his wife Nuala caused the largest pedestrian backup in the history of Providence, RI when they decided to take a geriatric stroll through the streets of the East Side. The frail politician probably never noticed the hoards of people behind him, stretching for dozens of city blocks.
"I really thought I could buy some Jello and get home in time for American Idol, but I got Pelled at the Stop and Shop.