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  • Shock news: Cars don't grip on snow – last night's posh-girl encounter.
  • austen
    Full Member

    Last night I was riding up a snowy backlane just outside Bath and came across a small Peugeot stopped in the middle of the road with the hazards going and engine off. Thought I should make sure that they were okay so pulled up alongside the drivers window. Young girl (20ish), quite posh, rolled down the window.

    Me: Are you okay.
    Her: Actually, can you help. I set off up this hill and suddenly my car won’t go forward, I don’t understand whats going on, can I show you.
    Me: Okay.
    Her: – starts the engine, puts it first, lets out the clutch and front wheels spin.
    Her: Can you see what’s happening?
    Me: (trying to stifle a giggle) Your front wheels are spinning on the snow so you can’t go up the hill, snow is quite slippery.
    Her: Oh (genuinely surprised), so will I need to reverse back down.
    Me: Yes, I would say that was the best idea.
    Her: Okay, I’ll try that.

    Daft bint didn’t understand that cars don’t have grip on snow, then had just turned off the engine and was sitting there hoping something would change. Sometimes do wonder how these people survive.

    crofts2007
    Free Member

    Made my morning! Still chuckling!
    What next? Put my window washers on and now i can’t see?

    U31
    Free Member

    I’d have left her where she sat, no advice. Reward idiocy with the contempt it richly deserves.

    hels
    Free Member

    The chauffeur normally deals with such metters.

    allthepies
    Free Member

    pics ?

    😉

    bazzer
    Free Member

    I’d have left her where she sat, no advice. Reward idiocy with the contempt it richly deserves.

    And the world would be a better place for that would it ?

    Bazzer

    Xylene
    Free Member

    Did you get her number?

    U31
    Free Member

    It would if she died of hypothermia, preferably before breeding.
    And this applies to both sexes, before screams of sexism are issued.

    And the world would be a better place for that would it ?

    Yes, she’s far less likely to cause an accident while stationary.

    philconsequence
    Free Member

    Yes, she’s far less likely to cause an accident while stationary.

    i find this offensive. prove this with facts or i’ll set TJ on you 😈

    BadlyWiredDog
    Full Member

    What is it with this forum and the seemingly limitless contempt for other people? What happened to humanity and kindness and empathy? Is this what Santa died for?

    U31
    Free Member

    That is what i dont understand Graham, some folk know they lack the basic skills nescesary for safe travel in these conditions, yet insist on venturing out in cars and being danger tothemself and others. I dont mind anyone being a danger to themself, but i strongly object to them injuring innocent third parties.

    ronjeremy
    Free Member

    Santas Dead????!!!!!!!!

    U31
    Free Member

    The same thing that happened to taking responsibility for your own actions mate.

    What happened to humanity and kindness and empathy?

    clubber
    Free Member

    Don’t be silly, Jesus came along on his dinosaur and rescued Santa off the cross 🙄

    Plenty of people have no clue about driving other than in normal conditions.

    Jamie
    Free Member

    Is this what Santa died for?

    Now the cat is out of the bag.

    I said it in a flippant way, but U31 sums it up well.

    If she doesn’t understand that it won’t go up hill, I doubt she understands it won’t stop down hill.

    The world’s a safer place with her not moving.

    Edric64
    Free Member

    Santa was in Gerrards Cross?

    BadlyWiredDog
    Full Member

    Santas Dead????!!!!!!!!

    He was run over the other day by some STW forum muppet with one winter tyre on a non-driveside wheel making an essential journey to work so he could sneer at his colleagues and belittle anyone he saw on the way 😉

    Surf-Mat
    Free Member

    Was she fit? (uh oh…)

    U31
    Free Member

    MODERATORS!!!

    Matt’s being a very naughty boy! Again!!!

    tragically1969
    Free Member

    I think djgolver is heading for some time off too !

    bullheart
    Free Member

    Is this what Santa died for?

    Surely a shoo-in for STW comment of the year? PMSL

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Plenty of people have no clue about driving other than in normal conditions.

    Plenty of people have no clue about driving other than in normal conditions.

    iainc
    Full Member

    some folk know they lack the basic skills nescesary for safe travel in these conditions

    but that’s the point, they don’t know they lack the basic skills. Tailgated all the way into work today on slippery roads and -11 deg, by a………..Range Rover Sport – 6 ft off my back bumper the whole way, even despite me touching the brakes a few times in the hope they would back off. Simple physics – his/her car weighs at least 1.5 mine, roads covered in ice, mine will stop first if I have to jump on the brakes for whatever reason. grrrr 😥

    Cougar
    Full Member

    TBH, that’s a pet hate of mine currently. So many people’s idea of driving in icy conditions is to dribble around at 15mph, six inches from the car in front.

    Stoner
    Free Member

    ianc – you were doddering along at 3mph like a terrified pensioner and I claim my £5.

    U31
    Free Member

    Despite the flippancy of my original post, what i was getting at is there seems to be a general lack of consequence for stupidity these days. The consensus is, someone else will help.Someone else will make decisions for me.
    What if there was consequence.? What if the onus of your actions was entirely on yourself?
    If it looks dangerous i wont do it. End of story.
    This aint rocket science.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Brilliant story!

    (do people like bazzer really exist? You know, in the real world? Or are they internet bots programmed to spoil any sense of humour the internet may have? They bloody annoy me anyway.)

    tankslapper
    Free Member

    Darwin to the forum…. 😆

    Surf-Mat
    Free Member

    Don’t forget – STWers all KNOW better and DRIVE better than everyone else.

    Praise the LORD of righteousness!

    U31 – oooh a bit risky posting that pic… 😆

    Stoner
    Free Member

    Isnt it posited somewhere that the human race is the only species that can cultivate regressive genes thanks to the intellectual and personal protection our society structures provide?

    iDave
    Free Member

    if you could quite easily help someone and choose not to you’re a ‘swearfiltermeltdown’

    presumably the selfish smug arseholes here would allow a surgeon or paramedic to help them if they got into a spot of bother through their own ‘ignorance’? or would they choose to be martyrs to the cause?

    lots of people can’t drive. obviously lots of people are emotionally retarded too. maybe the girl who can’t drive has some other value to society which her driving skills have masked.

    U31
    Free Member

    Should I post it again? 😈

    iainc
    Full Member

    ianc – you were doddering along at 3mph like a terrified pensioner and I claim my £5.

    ok, hands up, 😆 but that’s as fast as my RWD BMW goes when I am revving the guts out of it in first gear in the snow and ice 😀

    crofts2007
    Free Member

    some folk know they lack the basic skills nescesary for safe travel in these conditions

    but that’s the point, they don’t know they lack the basic skills. Tailgated all the way into work today on slippery roads and -11 deg, by a………..Range Rover Sport – 6 ft off my back bumper the whole way, even despite me touching the brakes a few times in the hope they would back off. Simple physics – his/her car weighs at least 1.5 mine, roads covered in ice, mine will stop first if I have to jump on the brakes for whatever reason. grrrr

    just confirms that the particular vehicle driver mentioned is still convinced that they own the road in ALL conditions!

    Stoner
    Free Member

    Then at least you were moving forwards – unlike the fleet of BMWs I saw stranded on the side of the road this morning 🙂

    Stoner
    Free Member

    but that’s the point, they don’t know they lack the basic skil

    There are known knowns;
    there are things we know that we know.
    There are known unknowns;
    that is to say,
    there are things that we now know
    we don’t know.
    But there are also
    unknown unknowns;
    there are things we do not know
    we don’t know.

    U31
    Free Member

    I dave, apart from under police escort, i’ve only once been to A&E of my own volition one time…. That was a suspected sub arachnoid heamatoma, hardly an action or consequence of ignorance.

    Stoner
    Free Member

    sub arachnoid heamatoma

    spider bite?

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