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Dealing with bad drivers at work

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by domd1979, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Two mornings recently I've been on the receiving end of some not particularly good driving from a woman who works in the same department as me. First was trying to overtake me just before the left turn into our car park (she was close alongside me with left indicator on), but she backed off when I blasted 139dB of air horn. Second was this morning about half way to work she overtook with not a lot of room. So far I haven't said anything, but seeing as our journeys to work evidently coincide I'd put money on it happening again (her parking is also quite appalling, so I'm not hugely convinced by her ability at the wheel).

    Anyone else ever had cause to have a word in the ear hole of someone at work about their driving round bicycles? If so, how did you deal with it?
     
  2. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    I download urinating amputee dwarf porn to their workstation and grass 'em to HR.
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I would just tell her she needs to look out for you, otherwise she has some explaining to do if you are off work for 6 weeks, I would put it:

    'WHO THE F&*K DO YOU FINK YOU ARE? LEARN HOW TO DRIVE PROPERLY OTHERWISE I'M GUNNA KNOCK 7 SHADES FO SH!T OUT OF YOU IF YOU EVEN GET WITHING 2 FEET OF ME'

    I think that should do the trick
     
  4. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    I notice you passed me this morning any chance of just a little more room please. Would be my initial approach.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Ask her for a word out in the corridor in a very soft voice or whisper, slowly and gently lead her out of the office and then lean in to her ear and unleash the loudest "C*****************TTTTTTT" you can muster. Then calmly walk back to your desk.
     
  6. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Is there any other kind?

    bc
     
  7. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Location:
    Wolves
    Charming .....
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I told one colleague he was driving like a TIT - racing in a company Focus with a guy in a Celica one morning - they both neally rear ended me (I was driving) - I was ranting when I got in the office....

    I'd tell her to be a little more careful and pass cyclists with more room - does she realise it's you she passes every morning - I'd say not.....
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    That's no way to speak to your wife.
     
  10. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    is she cute?
     
  11. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'm always amazed at how parents drive near school ... have they ever thought about the consequences of knocking a parent or a child down... and how they would show their face in school afterwards. I guess they haven't and that's why they drive so badly... they just assume they are alright.
     
  12. the reluctant cyclist

    the reluctant cyclist Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    You don't understand you poor soul.... the only children these sorts of people care about is their own children - any other person's child is just bumper fodder!

    We live by a school - right next door - there are notices everywhere asking parents to refrain from parking on the road that the school is on (a tiny road with just our garages on it and a parking space for the church). The other day somebody parked on the corner of the road - so far onto the corner that only the front wheels of his car were even on the double yellows - the rest of the car stiking into the entrance to the school's road! I was out in the garden at the time and I could hear parent after parent asking him to move his car because it is a danger where it was parked. The bloke just sat there - scoffing his ice cream and saying that he was "waiting for his son". Unbeliveable!

    In the end I got my hubby to come out with his digital camera and take a photo and tell the bloke he would be sending it to the cops! Said bloke just kept on scoffing his ice cream without a care in the world! I've got to say I was sorely tempted to accidently let my garden hose give him a soaking through his open window and ruin his bloody ice cream!

    I think this is massively indicative of general attitude everywhere nowadays - I'm alright Jack so stuff off!

    Sorry :tongue: got a bit off topic there! *backs away from thread!*
     
  13. frog

    frog Guest

    Anything you say, shout, etc about this woman's driving must be said outside work preferably on the road. You can't bring it inside the gate.

    That way it's perfectly permissable to call her all the effin' names under the sun, but as soon as you leave the road be as nice as pie to her. When you meet her in the corridor be very nice and polite - or you can just blank her.

    Keep this Jekyl and Hyde act up and it will soon have her buying a season ticket for the bus. :becool:

    I've done this to a woman at work who messed up a very stupid overtake over a year ago. She just can't cope with the two extremes of personality change. Perhaps she realises that under the nice kind exterior she sees in the office lurks a complete bastard who would rip her head off and shoot down her neck given half a chance.
     
  14. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    At my work, I can now report anyone driving dangerously / speeding / driving whilst talking or texting on their mobile within company grounds. And they'll be up on a disciplinary before they know it :becool:

    Strangely enough, since that law was made clear there has been a distinct improvement in driving standards - at least until they get out onto the main road !
     
  15. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Do not sit on this, get it out in the open, but do it out of the office.
    Be calm, firm and do it ASAP.
    I'd go with the theory that she's not even noticed or not registered you as a colleague, so be prepared for some bluster and confusion on her part.