Why do people shout from cars?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Maz, 8 Nov 2007.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Had another one of those days yesterday. I'm starting to get thick-skinned about it, but it still gets to me. Riding back from work, minding my own business when I get racially abused by the occupants of a passing car; "F*ck off home you paki b*stard!" (the rest I couldn't make out).

    Is it a dare? Are they p!ssed? Why?!
    'kin tw@ts!

    Just letting off steam, folks...
  2. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    Did you get a reg? That's got to be one for the old bill to be interested in.
  3. jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Sat at traffic lights last year I had a bloke lean out of a passing van with his Rotty about two inches from my face snarling and howling with the bloke threatening to set him on me....blokes breath smelt worse than the dogs! I'd rather be shouted at any day.
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    As Dave says, that's the sort of thing that the police ought to know about. Racial abuse is (rightly) very heavily frowned upon. As for why they shout, who knows, probably showing off to their mates, making themselves feel big etc. People like this often do this to hide their own problems, issues etc.

    I can't fully appreciate what this type of comment must feel like to receive but it makes me feel very angry when I hear of this type of behaviour. :biggrin:
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    tell the police even if you only have the type and colour of the car, chances are people like that will get pulled eventually and the cops can pull up all the other reports
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Q: Why do people shout from cars?
    A: Because they are brainless scumbags.
  7. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    No, unfortunately it was one of those cr@ppy, curly-lettered stylised number plates. Are they legal, btw?
  8. gazzaputt

    gazzaputt New Member

    Bexley, Kent
    No they aren't. But that type of number plate indicates a brainless chav driving.
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I think that's your answer...

    It would be nice to think that a retort (delivered in crisp Eton tones) of "I am going home as a matter of fact, old thing, mater's got my supper ready as we speak and then I'm off down to the club to rack up a couple of rounds of billiards wihtmy chums..." would have them thinking, but I suspect you'd be better off with "No, you go back to your test-tube, amoeba..."

    If you can't report them, however, that thick skin is the best bet. How sad that you have to develop it though.:biggrin:
  10. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    Ok, I've decided I will report it.
    The cynic in me says it'll come to nothing - but who knows. At least it'll be on record.
  11. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    I have a stock solution to these morons. But it takes a long time to type!
  12. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Feel free to let off steam, the behaviour you had to put up with there was disgraceful.

    I suppose in a grimly funny way, you were cycling home from work when they so eloquently suggested that you go home. I know thats not what these morons meant, but if theres any grim grain of dark humour to extract from the situation, there it is.

    Good luck reporting this to plod, let us know how you get on.
  13. medals

    medals Well-Known Member

    Coventry UK
    Q: Why do people shout from cars?
    A: Because they're inadequate, sad, cowardly individuals who probably are lacking in the trouser dept. Shouting at people from their cars brightens up their dull pathetic little existances.
    Either that or they're just complete t*ssers.
  14. medals

    medals Well-Known Member

    Coventry UK
    Hey I've just noticed. This is my first post on the new site.
    Hi everyone!
  15. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    Welcome aboard, medals!
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