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Am I wrong to....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. ......laugh at someones misfortune?

    Its just that I dont have much sympathy for idiot motorists who drive too fast for the conditions and/or dont leave adequate distance to the vehicle in front and I suppose if you are going to run into the back of the vehicle in front, like the white Ford Focus on the North circular this morning, why not choose to do it in style and totally write off your car by barrelling headlong into the back of one of those highway maintenance lorries which feature an E N O R M O U S FLASHING ARROW on the back?
     
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    no
     
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Depends if they're badly hurt or not, even if they are being idiots. Nobody likes injuries!!!!!
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    If they're not hurt then I don't have a problem with it.
     
  5. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I'd put up with them being badly shaken.
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Whether they're hurt or not might determine whether it's wrong to laugh, but it doesn't affect whether it's funny or not.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think I would draw the line at cut's and bruises, possibly a broken arm.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Couple of broken bones might make them think in future...

    If I could see that the person wasn't hurt, and I happened to be there when it happened, I think I'd not only laugh, but probably pull up something to sit on so I could watch the ramifications in comfort...

    At least it's unlikely the lorry driver, who was presumably not at fault, was hurt..
     
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    But are you laughing at their misfortune? Or at the consequences of their stupid behaviour?

    In any event, sounds like you had a smashing time.
     
  10. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Maybe it was the lorry drivers fault for dazzling the driver with the lights?
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    But, was the flashing light hidden by a high hedged corner. It can happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Where's the headcam when you need it
     
  13. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    A little bit of schadenfreude never hurt anybody! xx(

    I must admit that I laugh a little too often here, as there does seem to be an improportionately high number of do-gooders in this country. :biggrin:
     
  14. I'd probably find that quite funny, once I was sure no one had been seriously hurt. I see so many idiot motorists get away with shockingly bad driving it's nice to see one come a (harmless) cropper every now and again.
     
  15. I am happy to confirm that the eejit in question was walking around, his only injury seemed to be a very red face.