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9am idiots

Discussion in 'Motors' started by agw_01, 13 Apr 2006.

  1. agw_01


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    Normally, I set off from the house at 9:15am to get to work for 9:30.

    The receptionist is off this week and next, so I said I'd come in for 9 to open up and get everything sorted.

    For the past 2 days, when I've had to be at the office for 9, I've left the house around 8:40.

    Yesterday, I was coming around a small roundabout while indicating. I had just changed my indicators to show that I was coming off at the approaching exit (yes, that's how close it was) when this stupid stupid woman decides to pull out in front of me!

    I beeped the horn to show my annoyance and she stuck her middle finger up at me :eek:

    Then today, just after that same roundabout, I was waiting at a set of lights entering a large crossroads. I was going straight across.

    On the other side of the crossroads (where I was heading) it changes from double to single file traffic quite abruptly. I've seen people squeeze in and force people out of the way and it's always shocked me.

    Anyway, today, it happened to me. A car to the left of me was indicating to pull in so I slowed down and let them in. Next thing, this Pug 306 decides to come screaming up along my passenger side forcing me to brake hard. If I hadn't, the driver (again, a woman :rolleyes: ) would have either smacked into the curb or gone straight into my front wing.

    I leant on the horn and flashed my lights twice to show my anger.


    The next person who cuts me up or pulls out on me, I'm so tempted to chase after them, block their exit and then get out and ask them what the hell they were playing at.

    Going home from work I face similar things. Just last week I had 2 buses pull out on my at roundabouts. And no, it's not my driving. I know how to use roundabouts and when to indicate showing my change in direction.

    If anyone of these idiots decides they want to write my car off, I'll happily take my anger out on them!

    /Rant over
  2. Oracle


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,971

    Location: Haskins

    Rover Drivers tbh :rolleyes:

    :D ;)
  3. Poppy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2004

    Posts: 1,182

    They're female :eek:
  4. spaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Bedfordshire

    And Northern ;)
  5. SaBBz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,818

    Location: Elsewhere

    Almost exactly the same thing as in the 2nd incident happened to me whilst I was coming home from Oxford a few weeks ago. Set of traffic lights with 2 lanes, signs stating outside lane is closing in 50 yards. Loads of people go in the outside lane, I let one of them in then at the last second this idiot in an old escort with a backbox comes screaming past me and I have to slam on the brakes so he doesn't hit the cones. I was absolutely livid! My gf was in the car with me and said she wouldn't have stopped! This guy then proceeded to cut someone up at the roundabout down the road, at which he did a U-turn.
  6. Captain Kirk


    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 717

    Location: Derbyshire

    I have a bit of sympathy with bus drivers. Buses are slow and cumbersome. The drivers also get fined if they are too late, or too early at any particular bus stop. Buses are also damn hard to drive. However they shouldn't just pull out on you if you have right of way.
  7. bradbcam


    Joined: 27 Mar 2006

    Posts: 144

    Here a funny thing.
    I live about 30 mins drive from the big smoke (AKA london) now ,I have noticed, that when i leave my house at 0745 the drivers and ruder and more aggressive than at 0830.
    City drivers maybe? I don't see why people loose their brains when they get in a car or a tesco's car park.

    I find half of my driving ability now revolves around predicting what awful thing someone will do next in a car around me.
  8. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Thats nothing, I've been followed by an old man who was flashing his lights repeatedly and beeping his horn whilst being glued to my bumper. I pulled over and asked what was wrong and he went mental. Saying I'm too young to be driving, (I'm 19) and my car was illegal. When I asked why, he said it didn't have two reverse lights. :rolleyes:

    What a maniac, I just drove off laughing.
  9. TinkerBell


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,984

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    I'm not liking all this negative vibe about woman!!! Its just not on tbh!!:p

    But since were on this negative vibe trip, had this woman swearing and blinding at me when she was in the wrong :eek: Come on just because you have had a crap day at work dont go swearing at me!!!:p

    Andy us woman are here to test you men!!;)
  10. Fr0dders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,329

    Location: West Yorks

    i get this every day

    and this arriving at work at 7:45 !
  11. Jon Frost


    Joined: 9 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,608

    I think the roads are getting worse.

    On the way back from work today I got cut up by some fat woman (her passenger had her hands over her face lol)

    i think i ****** her off by stopping in the road for 2 mins and not letting her past! :D
  12. KaHn


    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    Had on your from beds and your going to give that speech? Southerners are by far the worst drivers I have ever come across.

  13. spaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Calm down there, was meant in jest young padawan.
  14. M0T


    Joined: 23 Aug 2003

    Posts: 4,583

    Location: House

    Last week I was driving home at about 5pm.
    I reached the purley cross coming from croydon down brighton road.

    For those of you who don't know it I have drawn a crappy picture.

    Red dots indicated traffic lights and as you can see most of it is one way and the road is about 3 lanes wide at most points.

    Anyway I was car number 2 in a queue of traffic waiting for the lights to change at point A. The lights change (There is quite a long delay between reds and greens here because at peak times you get a fair bit of traffic buildup between the lights so they try and get it to clear). The car in front moves forward, then a car at point B trys to pull between us whilst accelerating hard. This woman was behind her set of lights which had been red for a good 10 seconds.

    The thing that got me was that after I jumped on the brakes she started swearing at me? Its not my fault you made a complete tit of yourself. The only thing that really annoys me is that there arn't any red light cameras anywhere round there - probably because they think that nobody is stupid enough to try and pull out in front of 3 lanes of moving traffic...

    Last edited: 13 Apr 2006
  15. Mr Joshua


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,110

    Really? What company is that? :eek:

    I know that the Northern up in the NE don't have such rules - if a bus is late enough it will be sent onto it's next turn rather than running an hour late or whatever. I can see why running early would be a problem though! :)
  16. Captain Kirk


    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 717

    Location: Derbyshire

    Well, it's what my instuctor told me when I did my minibus test. She was qualified to drive any bus (including double decker and manual buses) which must be fun ;)
  17. Firegod


    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,833

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I think its just the early morning that makes people angry... unless they are all late for work. I've noticed since lowering my car that they hate slower drivers! I have to take it easy over speed bumps on my way to work yet I have for the past 3 days had people literally glued to my bumper weaving left to right trying to hurry me up.... speed bumps make you go slower!!!!! I see people just hurtling over these bumps and I think to myself why? Save an extra 5 minutes and knack your suspension. It just pee's me off. But I don't speed up! :p I slowly accelerate back up to 30 and if they wanna get round they usually do. So ANNOYING!!!!!! :mad:
  18. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,267

    I get a company provided Coach to work at 7:45 and if it waited for every roundabout or junction to be clear before it pulled out we would still be waiting there at lunchtime !!

    Most of the time car drivers drive too fast around roundabouts anyway, so when it looks clear it’s not 2 seconds later as a car comes screeching around at 40mph.

    You just have to learn to be more tolerant during rush hour times
  19. zain


    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    haha funny stuff.

    Everytime I drive theres a moron doing something stupid. Some fat chick pulled in on me like it happened to you and she showed no remorse or worry that I had to slam on and swerve so I just got infront and drove 5mph for 5 minutes till she turned off.

    Today im driving normal and a bus immediatly indicates and drives off and didnt wait for me, I just missed a car turning right. Needless to say I wasnt pleased so I made him have some discomfort till he went on the wrong side of the road to cut me. I used to just pass these things off but theyre getting to me now, its like they seek to destroy/own the roads. Like my objective: Get to place A, theirs: Get to place A no matter what speed or who you annoy, as YOU OWN THE ROAD.
  20. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,700

    Location: Wiltshire

    rofl, what a classic :D