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  • “I was here before YOU!!” (Zebra crossing content)
  • nickewen
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    I was walking into the office recently in torrential rain and go to cross the road at a zebra crossing but there is a black cab sat plumb across the middle sat in traffic.. I walked in front of his car (as that was the direction I had come from) and he starts nudging forwards into me as traffic begins to move (the prick). As I look over he winds his window down and screams “I was here before YOU!!” before giving me some sort of Liam Neeson style “I know who you are” chat and screeching off. WTF is wrong with people?!

    So what is the weirdest thing someone in a car has shouted at you while they have been quite clearly in the wrong?

    kerley
    Member

    “What are you doing taking up the whole road so I can’t overtake” as I was riding towards middle of road ahead of a blind corner to stop drivers thinking about overtaking.

    Premier Icon TedC
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    “Get on the cycle path”, when the nearest one was some two miles away…

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Next time (and there will be) take a pic of the offence (stopping on the crossing) and submit it to the taxi licensing people.

    Professional driver, my arse.

    votchy
    Member

    Weirdest I have had was ‘sorry mate, didn’t see you, are you ok’ car drivers eh!!

    nickewen
    Member

    Aye, wish I’d got a pic of him. All happened too quick though and I think if I’d got my phone out it would have pushed him over the edge!

    You sir, have a talented arse! 🤯

    mattyfez
    Member

    “get on the cycle path”
    Hmmm…

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    He’s not wrong though is he? He was there before you. #Hepayshisroadtax #professionaldriver

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I’ve had some proper loons have a go at me when I’ve been out cycling.

    Middle-aged women with anger-management issues in tiny cars are best avoided.

    They then go and demand that I stop for them, bright red with rage. Like I’m going to go anywhere near some nutjob in “control” of a tonne of steel and an internal combustion engine.

    nickewen
    Member

    Ha! Aye – his statement was factually accurate when you put it like that. Thing is, I assume he was just about to join the MASSIVE taxi rank queue round the corner of other taxis so nothing really to gain by being one car length ahead (not that there normally is in other scenarios mind)

    Markie
    Member

    So what is the weirdest thing someone in a car has shouted at you while they have been quite clearly in the wrong?

    Ok, so I was in a car, but…

    On a dual carriage way. Straight road. Cruise control set at 70, plenty of space behind and in front of me. White van gains on me and overtakes. Plenty of space all round. White van pulls back out into the fast lane and slows down, then hits the brakes and I fly right by. He tucks in behind me (at a reasonable distance) for a minute or two then pulls out to overtake again. Draws level with me and matches my speed while his passenger holds up a handwritten sigh that says ‘sorry for your shit car’!🙄🤔

    My daughter still laughs about it!

    trumpton
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    you would have thought a trained professional cabbie would follow the road rules and be a good respectful driver. He should have had left the crossing clear.

    Premier Icon fossy
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    Should have kicked his wing mirror off – he’ll be off the road then for half a day awaiting repairs.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I was sat parked in a bright yellow ex-transit van, feet up, reading a paper, half dozing.

    There was a loud ‘woomph’ and the van rocks a fair bit –  then an irate guy appears knocking at the driver’s window. I shuffle across from the passenger seat to the drivers seat I’d had my feet up on – wind down the window and he yells

    “Why don’t you watch where you’re going!”

    nickjb
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    Riding up a typical Victorian street. Parked cars on both sides so only wide enough for one car down the middle. Chap comes towards me at high speed round the corner (20mph limit). I’m about 1m from the parked cars on my side. Not enough room for him to pass so he slams to halt. As I squeeze by he shouts “Get on your side of the road”, which I’m already on and he is not.

    andyl
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    OP you should have opened the door and climbed through

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Should have kicked his wing mirror off – he’ll be off the road then for half a day awaiting repairs.

    That’s similar to what I did only it was the rear lights. It was either that or beat the shit out of the guy. The worst part is I felt bad about it afterwards. Some guy try’s to run me over and I feel bad. Ended up calling the police and telling them what happened.

    100inch
    Member

    ‘sorry for your shit car’!🙄🤔

    Well, was it?

    johndoh
    Member

    Riding along and a van pulled alongside me then started to move back (so close to me that I was banging on the side) and proceeded to force me off the road (I had to ride down someone’s drive). 200 metres later he turned left into a pub car park where I confronted him. His reasoning ‘you were in my way’. With hindsight I would have done differently what happened next.

    kynasf
    Member

    I was driving to the park a few weeks ago and parked cars were on other side of the road leaving enough room for a single car to pass. Car coming the opposite way decided not to yield to my right of way and continued on my side of the road forcing me to stop. She wound her window down and screamed ‘slow down’, which surprised me I have to say.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Pretty much every day I see folk parked or stopped on crossing zigzags, boils my urine

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    “get on the inside lane”

    Erm.. no, I want to turn right.

    “I ride a bike as well, I always get in the inside lane”

    Do you luv..

    Mister P
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    I was riding on a country road one evening when a car passed and the gentleman in the passenger seat opens the window and yells “**** her right in the p***y”. I’d never thought of my bike as being female (or male for that matter) but he obviously knew best.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Similar to bikebouy’s – bloke actually u-turns to come back and have a go at me cos I said something as he came flying round the blind bend, which my road is a turning off. “You were in the middle of the **** road” – yeah I was turning right. Twonk. Big baby thought himself hard cos a mid50s bloke wouldn’t fight him in the middle of the street. Sometimes it’d be nice to have a gun, have a little purge.

    Onzadog
    Member

    Nottingham City Transport – professional bus driver – shouting at me that I shouldn’t have stepped onto the pedestrian cross as he was already within the zig-zag markings! This was on a Saturday near the busy market square. It’s not like he was going anywhere in a hurry!

    Mister P
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    I love the ones who are in such a rush to get somewhere they get upset you slowed them down, but then have plenty of time to stop or even turn around to argue with you. I had a white van driver tell me I should be on the cycle path when there wasn’t one. He came after me to argue his point. I told him to re-read the highway code. He told me I needed a smack in the mouth. I told him he needed a better education. Unless he was Mister Tickle he was never going to smack me in the mouth whilst sitting in is van so I rode off to leave him frothing to himself.

    Premier Icon tlr
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    Horse rider on a bridleway went apoplectic at me for riding on the bridleway, berating me for not riding on the nearby footpath instead.

    Later that ride saw a porn shoot in the middle of the woods.

    Strange ride that was.

    Mister P
    Member

    I hope the porn shoot did not involve the horse.

    Premier Icon verses
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    While walking along a wide footpath a woman in a BMW drove towards me on the path. She drove right up to my legs, I started to walk around her working out what I was going to say to her. I reached her window, before I could say anything she shouted “YES! I KNOW IT’S A FOOTPATH!” and drove off…

    dashed
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    trumpton

    Member
    you would have thought a trained professional cabbie would follow the road rules and be a good respectful driver. He should have had left the crossing clear.

    Jumped in a taxi a couple of weeks ago from the rank at Piccadilly station in Manchester. 2 mins into the journey the cabbie lights up a cigarette! Bizarre – didn’t say a word to me or ask if it was ok (it wasn’t!). Felt like I’d gone back to the 70s! He put it out when challenged but I couldn’t believe he thought it was a good idea – he’d probably just sat in the rank for 20 mins and could have easily had a fag then.

    Reported him afterwards and felt a bit bad about how seriously the taxi licensing folk took it, until they told me he had been warned several times previously about the same thing.

    fasthaggis
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    ThIs ThrEAd nEedS mORe RENTON > smiley <

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Something about they’re being a system for the airline, I asked in the garage about the system but they didn’t know either. They did mention there’s a guy goes around shouting randomly at people while his wife looks on apologising for him.

    A lass shouted at me for hitting her with my van and she was going to sue
    I pointed out that she’d left a face mark in the passenger window and the bus driver,.of the bus she’d just got off, had watched her run into the side of my van.

    chewkw
    Member

    Later that ride saw a porn shoot in the middle of the woods.

    Are you allowed to stop and walk over for a good look? Is that good manner? I mean are you allowed to do so?

    Premier Icon antigee
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    stood waiting to cross a very busy road but a shopping area…am off pavement stood in front of a line of parked cars…driver gets into first car in line…think nothing of it until get knee bending knock to lower leg and guy is shouting out of car window “you’re in the way”

    one of a handful of times I’ve really lost it

    Are you allowed to stop and walk over for a good look? Is that good manner? I mean are you allowed to do so?

    I think joining in is encouraged, at least in the ones I’ve seen.

    Unless the “strangers” are actually in on it…

    So what is the weirdest thing someone in a car has shouted at you while they have been quite clearly in the wrong?

    Very similar actually. In car. Crossroad junction in town. Waited on red. Go straight ahead as lights change green. Utter divvy facing me begins turning right, and rather than waiting decides that ‘right’ for him = right through our car. He pulls up sharp by my wing, narrowly avoiding hitting us and glares. My (driver) window is open I gesticulate ‘what the f are you doing? He ruefully shouts ‘IT WAS GREEN FOR ME TOO!’

    Premier Icon Greybeard
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    The usual reason people shout at you is because they know they’re in the wrong but believe they should never admit it. It’s as if they think them shouting their version at you make it true. Like politicians saying “It’s very clear that the British people voted decisively for Brexit”

    Driving towards road works where a dual carriage way was going down to one lane and literally at the point in which it becomes one lane a woman in a car drives into the side of me – she had been in the lane which was closing, she then berates me calling me a “stupid little boy” – I told her maybe she ought to go to specsavers – I was 39 at the time.

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