To Shout " FUCKWITS " loudly...

(30 Posts)
enviro300 Wed 17-Jun-15 13:25:36

At these people who insist on blindly stepping out into traffic in a busy city centre, while staring at a phone/ipod screen, with fucking headphones in?!? It takes 10 sodding seconds to LOOK THE FUCK UP and check it's clear. Scares the poo out of me every time. Gets my blood up when they get annoyed at almost being run over....angry

Gruntfuttock Wed 17-Jun-15 13:32:14

YANBU. It's even worse than all the people not looking where they're going walking on the pavement and in shops. It could cause an accident if a driver had to suddenly brake or swerve and the person responsible would probably still be oblivious.

CrystalHaze Wed 17-Jun-15 13:35:23

YABU ~ it takes only ONE sodding second to look up and check there's nothing coming! grin

I like to beep very loudly and scare the living shit out of them.

People who push buggies/prams into the road without looking first terrify me.

Gruntfuttock Wed 17-Jun-15 13:35:47

www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66L1o-uES0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl0JojWH1rQ

enviro300 Wed 17-Jun-15 14:14:24

Yes Crystal! That always makes me squeak! I get so annoyed, especially when there's a safe crossing a few feet away!

enviro300 Wed 17-Jun-15 14:17:30

grin the fountain video is brilliant

CatsRule Wed 17-Jun-15 14:37:28

Yanbu...I had to slam on the breaks today because a woman just walked out onto the road then looked up all annoyed with me!angry

I just want to do this in general. It's that kind of day.

birkiekid Wed 17-Jun-15 14:41:25

I was about 3 cars back at a busy junction today and there seemed to be a hold up on our side. Turned out to be a man wobbling about on his bike while talking the the phone while trying to navigate the junction. Some people are idiots. He was lucky not to go under a car.

Dawndonnaagain Wed 17-Jun-15 14:46:39

I like to beep very loudly and scare the living shit out of them.

You go for it love, my daughter would sit down in front of your car and refuse to move. Some people have learning difficulties, are unaware of their surroundings, have other disabilities. Yes it's scary (I do drive) but a bit of understanding would be nice, now and then.

LazyLouLou Wed 17-Jun-15 15:01:06

Really, Dawn? I have some understanding but really can't live my entire life not finding ignorant sods irritating just in case they all have learning difficulties. That would be to insult those who do have such difficulties.

I tend not to scream and shout, but I reserve the right to imagine beeping my horn, shouting, flag waving and pointing, if only to relieve the tension of having just missed killing someone.

Just yesterday a man walked into the side of my car. I was driving with the top down and my CD player playing, so not invisible or deadly silent. The mouthful of abuse he spat at me was incredible. I flipped him the bird, silently, and drove off. Should I have just accepted his invective... just in case?

No! Didn't think so! Sometimes, ignoramuses are just stupid people!

enviro300 Wed 17-Jun-15 15:03:19

grin kitty

Goldmandra Wed 17-Jun-15 15:06:10

You go for it love, my daughter would sit down in front of your car and refuse to move.

If my DD's learning difficulties were such that she was likely to wander randomly in front of a moving car, I would consider it all the more important that a driver used their horn so that the person responsible for keeping her safe became immediately aware of their failure to do so.

CoffeeAndBiscuitsPlease Wed 17-Jun-15 15:56:18

I don't drive and this even pisses me off. I regularly end up shouting at pedestrians when I'm a passenger.

On the flip side, I walk everywhere, and what REALLY annoys me is people who don't use indicators, especially when there is no traffic around. So I cross a road and suddenly a car is coming round the corner beeping at me. Indicators are there to indicate you are going to turn!...argh.

StickEm Wed 17-Jun-15 16:23:09

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StickEm Wed 17-Jun-15 16:24:04

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Reignbeau Wed 17-Jun-15 16:24:15

YANBU. I live in fear of running someone like this over, it would be so hard to live with injuring or killing someone even if they weren't paying attention. I almost hit a teenage girl a couple of years ago who just walked right out from behind a parked van, she had headphones in, it still makes my blood run cold how close it came to a tragedy.

enviro300 Wed 17-Jun-15 17:02:02

A few colleagues over the years have killed pedestrians. Never at fault so far, all been blamed on mobile phones and/or earphones sad just so easily avoided. You get mad because it scares you and the adrenaline pumps

Dawndonnaagain Wed 17-Jun-15 19:48:14

If my DD's learning difficulties were such that she was likely to wander randomly in front of a moving car, I would consider it all the more important that a driver used their horn so that the person responsible for keeping her safe became immediately aware of their failure to do so.
Nice, have a go at parenting abilities. My dd is 18 and ten stone.

Klayden Wed 17-Jun-15 20:41:58

I doubt every one of those people have learning disabilities. Yes, it should be considered but statistically, it's quite unlikely.

cardibach Wed 17-Jun-15 21:16:20

My (very safe driving) DD was called a stupid bitch today for this. When it was clearly the pedestrian's fault.
dawndonna I think YABU - you can't expect the world to revolve around your DD any more than parents of NT DCs can.

Dawndonnaagain Wed 17-Jun-15 23:31:14

Cardi, I don't, but I do wish folk would think a bit before saying all people who make a mistake are a pain. I speak as someone whose children happily inform others that they learnt all their foul language "in the back of Mum's car!"

Re. using the horn - the Highway Code, section 112 says:

"The horn. Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively. You MUST NOT use your horn

- while stationary on the road
- when driving in a built-up area between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am"

It does not specify who counts as a road user, but you could argue that warning a pedestrian who has just stepped onto the road in front of you that you are there, counts as a valid occasion to use the horn.

DancingHat Thu 18-Jun-15 02:08:43

I read on MN backed up with a Highway Code link that once you start crossing a side street (provided no one has started turning into it or is indicating that they intend to turn into it) then as a pedestrian you have right of way therefore hooting drivers are in the wrong on that occasion.

Pedestrians randomly stepping out because they have no awareness of their surroundings should either a) be accompanied by a responsible adult who is or b) be made aware of their surroundings by the oncoming driver through use of the horn. YANBU.

SiobhanSharpe Thu 18-Jun-15 02:30:36

I saw a nasty accident a few weeks ago in central London when a headphone-wearing woman pedestrian, looking down and not where she was going (mobile?) crossed the road , walking between stationary cars on one side of the road but then carrying straight across into the other lane where the traffic coming in the other direction was moving quite briskly. A motorcycle hit her and knocked her over. I felt sorry for the biker, she went straight into him without looking, and there was nothing he could have done to prevent it. So stupid.

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