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Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Stopped in an ASL on the way home yesterday. Car pulled up alongside me, in the ASL, straddling on to the wrong side of the road. Has clearly not stopped properly, he's still slowly rolling forward, and if he decides now to turn left (he isn't indicating that I can see) then I'll be in a pickle.

    "Oi!" I yelled, "Do you know what you're doing? You know you're in a cycle box? Back off!". Loud enough to be heard through his window, not a scream or anything.

    Wound his window down, said "Listen, I don't know how things work in Poland, but here we don't..." and then I have no idea what else he might have said. I was pointing and laughing at him too much.
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I need a couple of doors hanging CAB. Have you got any free time?
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Did you get the driver's reg, Mr.Olszewski?
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Fantastic. The best reply would have been to put on your very best RP BBC accent and reply "Poland?! I'll have you know, I'm the Crown Prince of Tajikistan!" and ride off....
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Too busy laughing at him :smile:
     
  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    A bus driver today, wearing mirrored aviator sunglasses bowls across me while I'm turning right across 2 lanes to get to my local cycle route.
    A WVM stopped to let me across and I had inched my way out giving the bus, in the bus lane, plenty of oppertunity to see me(I had the Ay Up's on to boot) and he just accelarated past me taking his hands off the wheel to shrug at me!

    What's that all about then?

    T x
     
  7. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

    Location:
    Penistone
    It means that there's asswipe bus drivers too :-)
     
  8. Fantastic reply but if a copper heard it he'd probably bang you in handcuffs.

    @ the Polish remark.
     
  9. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I think the car guy used the Poland remark. Not certain though.
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Next time, shout "Mein Gott, ich hette gerne eine wurst! Auf weidersehn mein fuhrer!". That'll teach em. You might get a sausage out of it too.
     


  11. Well it was still a fantastic reply.;)
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    It was indeed the guy in the car who responded to me telling him to back off (as explained, he was edging past the cycle stop box I was in).

    What precisely it is about me that come across as Polish (could it be my Geordie accent?) I don't know.
     
  13. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Your Polish is improving then Cab...:wacko: