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Apology from WVM

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by yorkshiregoth, 30 Jun 2008.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Cycling to work last night and I was cut up quite badly by a WVM in a halal meat delivery truck. When I politely remonstrated with him he implied in a not so polite way that I have improper relations with my mother, and also offered that I pleasure him in a certain way.

    As I had some time to spare I went after him and caught up with him about 2 miles later making his next delivery. As we were both Mulsims I asked him if he thought his behaviour and language was appropriate and proper, and he got really really embarrassed and said I didn't know you were Muslim. I then started to give him a lecture saying that even if I wasn't Muslim is this the kind of example you should show to people given our current media issues as Muslims.

    The poor man was so apologetic and promised to behave himself next time. :biggrin:
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Well done! Now you have to target all the heathens out there! :biggrin:
     
  3. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Not quite what I was expecting from the thread title. Not sure if I would have went after him after the initial pleasantries but kudos to you for doing so. Now if you could start on the rest of WVM and possibly more importantly WVMM (WVM's mate). I'm getting bored with the bullplop screamed at me as they pass. Anyway I digress well done.
     
  4. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Veteran

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Good going Yorkshiregoth!!!
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    hate it when people change when they're called on their supposed religious beliefs

    sounds like plain hypocrisy to me
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I wonder if seeking out a co-religionist is the way forward for cyclists - "Oi! ARE YOU C OF E OR WHAT?!?!?"
     
  7. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    Wonder if he would have been apologetic to me...
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    yorkshiregoth, it was good that you followed him and got the apology but knowing if he keeps his promise will not be so easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. PBancroft

    PBancroft Senior Member

    Location:
    Winchester
    Absolutely agree - good for you yorkshiregoth for calling him on it, but this kind of thing just plain irks me. Hopefully he will change his behaviour in future.
     
  10. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    That's brilliant, goth - well done.
     
  11. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    Or in my case:

    "Oi, you! That's no way for a fellow secular, liberal, athiest who practices token and therefore hypocritical Sikhism simply on the grounds of lazy family and tribal loyalty, together with a commitment to small government and devolved democracy to nations and local regions away from the centralised bureaucracy of the EU and the Nanny State of New Labour to drive!"
     
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Well, in your case Crock, I'd follow them home and present them with a leaflet, innit (unless the traffic is really slow).

    Also, more generally, if the offending person turns out not to be a co-religionist, can they then smite you with their vehicle righteously? Enquiring minds, and all that...
     
  13. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    How about,

    Are you human? That is no way to treat a fellow human.
     
  14. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I would've tried to wangle a deal on his chickens.
     
  15. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    I think in your case you should just stick to giving them the one finger salute.