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Little Ms Sunshine

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Bollo, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    Now this one has got me baffled.


    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX6D9GQIClY


    The delightful young ladies in this video seem to be upset that I, that I...., mmmmmm, eeerrr - exist?

    You can see passers by looking over towards the end of the video. She really did have a potty mouth. Apologies for the sound quality - you'll have to take my word for it that the English Language was not a winner.

    (The noise is resonance through the frame is from the BB, which appears to have rocks for bearings!)
     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    :rolleyes:

    I don't have sound on my computer at the moment (headphones are bust and I don't want to use the main speaker) but I get the jist. Look at my thread about money for clips, you might be in with a shout! (I think your crash would definitely net you £60!)
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Chav cow !!!

    You should have shouted as you passed ! Playing chicken might work with a bike, but not a TRUCK.

    We have some of the local school kids that do this on a regular basis with cars - just walk out and expect you to stop - a group nearly got flattened by a Discovery recently...

    I've had this with some chav's locally - I was coming down a hill, wide, good view, and they started to cross right in front of me, I doing 30... shouted "MOVE" and one stopped on the pavement, one took a back step, but the third chav lad made a fist/thumping action. Hmmm 12.5 stones at 30 mph into said chav is gonna hurt him, considering he could only have weighed about 8/9 stone...
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Tell her to "have a salad" next time.
     
  5. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    It should have netted a few grand... and, if the police hadn't been quite so useless, some points on the license of the crap driver of the car.
     
  6. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Shitferbrains. End of.
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Indeed, but it would be cool to have some of our clips on Road Wars. I must admit I do occasionally watch and it is compelling viewing, although I often find myself amazed at the poor sentences!:rolleyes:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    Don't worry 'bout the sound, you can't really pick out much. I only posted it because I think the body language gives enough of a clue.
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Time for ze AirZound! :rolleyes::evil:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    I have one but took it off as it ruined the sleek lines of my Thorn ;).

    That's partly the point of the vid - this little stretch just before the station is tricky (by my yokel standards) as there are plenty of buses, turning taxis and people being dropped off/crossing to the station so I'm usually paying attention here. The captions approaching the mail van aren't wishful thinking - I'd really seen this one about to happen. I'd managed to avoid any confrontation without the need to shout or do an emergency stop. That's why I was doubly suprised at the grief the followed.
     
  11. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    Not about the cycling aspect of this but more about that group of pedestrians.

    The "Muvvah" and the Daughter.

    Astonishes me - the whole kaboosh - where's the parenting skills, the respect for elders (and children).

    But what is MOST astonishing is the complete lack of any spark of intelligence in the eyes. Of ANY!!! What do they have children FOR????!!!!

    I came across a muvvah / daughter combo like that recently.

    I was walking home with my kids one sunny Saturday pm. Just exiting the Park Gates. It's a big Park. (1200 metres by 800 metres with loads of firlds and hidden nooks and crannies).

    On the way to the gate we passed a Muvvah sitting on the bench (looking just like the one in your video) with a daughter next to her.

    "Make sure you close the door on your way out!" She shouted. As I went through the gates.

    Fair enough. I thought. Bit curt. But I'll close the door.

    "My dog is in the park somewhere and may run out." She explained.

    Eh! I thought. She can't let a dog run around the park by itself. What if it does a poo!

    "You shopuld have your dog under control!" I shouted back.

    "I effin asked you nicely to close the effin door!!!" she screamed.

    "Nice example, swearing in front of the kids." I replied.

    She went quiet.

    I just left.

    Felt sorry for the daughter. Only seemed to be about 12 but looked really embarrased. But no doubt will be swearing like a trooper soon.
     
  12. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    In their minds, you're not a vehicle to give way to. You're a bicycle, which means your'e just a pedesrian really. So walking out in front of you is fine, because a pedestrian doesn't have to give way...

    Then you go past and you're NOT a pedestrian, you're a moving lump of metal with meat on top, you're a bit scarier. Their response is based on the fact that their false impression of what a cyclist is gave them one hell of a scare when the reality that a cyclist is not a pedestrian came home to them.

    And they're angry, because they have never learned sufficient self discipline to take a deep breath and think about a situation before getting angry. Or, in modern parlance, they have no anger management skills. I prefer the term 'morons'.
     
  13. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    To make money from benefits.

    It's a lucrative "profession" these days, in our hand-out society.

    bc
     
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What a 'delicious' metaphor! :evil:
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    ***DAILY WAIL ALERT***

    :evil::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: