Limousines, bicycles, and fat ugly slags

Bells & Whistles

The other day I was cycling home when I stopped at a junction with traffic lights.  A huge stretched limo – you know, those achingly tacky ones, a giant Hummer, the sort rolled out by chavs at proms –  turned at the lights, and took the corner so badly that the driver was eyeball-to-eyeball with me, and gestured, impatiently, that I should move back.

This pissed me off on several levels.  Firstly, I was right where I was supposed to be – in the bicycle box – and yet he showed no sign of apology that he was cutting into the opposite lane of traffic, but merely anger at me – a tiny bicycle – hindering his intended route.  Secondly, I knew that corner was perfectly possible for large vehicles because I have stopped in precisely the same place on many an occasion and watched as double-decker buses swung around…

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3 thoughts on “Limousines, bicycles, and fat ugly slags

    • Fed up with the comments, and the entitled attitude some car drivers have. I used to ride a little scooter and got the same sort of nonsense, people deliberately driving too close and forcing me to ride in the gutter, or overtaking without giving me enough room.

      • It’s bloody miserable, isn’t it. Unbelievable. I don’t know why some people find joy and affirmation in putting other people down, or making them feel scared and belittled. I will simply never understand their mindsets!

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