Tuesday, July 29, 2008
THAT hand signal
I had another altercation with a bus driver this morning.
As I'm trying to be nicer, in light of yesterday's manners hiccup, when I saw the big red bus right on my ass, I moved over to let him through, admittedly, I did shake my head, but I made no attempts to raise a finger or shout obscenities.
However, as the bus passed me, I saw the driver ranting through the passenger door. I have no idea what he was saying, but he was plainly annoyed.
Then he cut me up.
So, as I come alongside the bus, I stop next to his window and say 'Was that really necessary?' to which he fires back expletives.
At this moment, I'm still beaming with pride that I didn't swear.
So I retort with 'so, as I annoyed you, you thought it was okay to drive dangerously?' and he says 'was I?'
Right, not the small grains of calm I'm grasping in my hands slip through and I reply 'yes you fucking were, you veered across the lane In a big fucking bus'
He goes mental at this point and starts shouting about 'reading the road' and something about the bus lane.
I say I wasn't in the bus lane and he shouts that I should have been.
Hang on, you're in the big fucking red thing with wheels that carries passengers, why should I be in the BUS lane.
I tell him that there is nothing in the highway code that states I HAVE to use a bus lane, it's my choice. I usually prefer not to, as it's full of cunts like him (I didn't say that bit btw, the cunt bit).
He really loses it now, so I tell him he's an idiot, a dangerous idiot who doesn't even know the highway code. Surprisingly, he doesn't respond well to this, so I push it and call him and idiot again.
He's puce now.
Then he does the naked sock puppet thing.
This is the point of this rant, what does the puppet mean? I mean, I know what it 'means' - I'm all mouth. But we both are, we've both been shouting at each other and neither of us made the offer to move this to queensbury rules.
Then I realise, I've seen this before, this is the last ditch effort of the puppeteer who has run out of expletives. My argument is you're being dangerous, you could kill someone and the highway code, that you're trying to use against me, has just bit you on the arse. Yours is... Ummm... Do you have one?
So, I tell him once more, he's an idiot and he's dangerous. So he drives off right next to me and my now shaking legs (with anger) wobble out of his way.
Are you trying to prove my point?
He does try and drive close me on the next turn, but he has to deal with traffic, I don't.
Two other minor points
To that prick that was walking down the road with earphones in so that he couldn't hear me shouting 'excuse me'. I hope you get run over.
I woke up this morning with an eye that looks like it's been punched. Great. Thanks. Not only do I have to deal with idiots, but with a disfigurement that makes me look like a circus act.