Thursday, June 19, 2008
I had a minor incident this week with road rage. A brush with an angry taxi driver.
I was driving along in the right hand lane (the fast lane) after traffic lights accelerating away.
A taxi in the left lane indicated out, but I was already passing it so I assumed he'd wait til I'd passed and pull in behind me. Instead he tried to force his way out.
As I already have a dent in the passenger side of the car (after a pensioner with one arm and one leg crashed into me) I decided to ignore him, so he had to pull sharply back into his lane to avoid running into the side of my car.
He beeped his horn a lot and flashed his lights at me.
So I stuck my middle finger up in the rear window as I drove away.
However I was stopped soon after at red lights, and he pulled in behind me. He honked his horn angrily over and over and over again. I refused to turn round and he just kept beeping. I kept a keen ear out for the sound of a car door, as I was half expecting him to jump out to have a go. I had my hand on the locks just in case!
As we pulled away at the lights he was turning right and passed me. As he did so he gestured the knob sign through his window. As if I were the w_nker!
Do you think if I'd refrained from swearing at him he'd have been as mad?