To wonder why some people driving/cycling along make weird noises?

(12 Posts)
Kirjava Thu 29-Oct-15 07:49:18

I've had this happen a fair few times over the past month.

Person (always been a man who has done it to me) driving or cycling along, either shouts something incomprehensible or makes a very odd loud noise as I'm walking on the pavement. It's just happened now.

I have no idea why. Should I be paranoid? Does this happen to anyone else? Is there any reason it happens other than the driver/cyclist being a twat?

StrawberryTeaLeaf Thu 29-Oct-15 08:24:34

What kind of noise exactly?

FruVikingessOla Thu 29-Oct-15 08:46:08

I have a friend who used to shout "DING, DING" (because he didn't have a bell on his bicycle) if he thought a pedestrian might cross his path.

<misses point?!>

Kirjava Thu 29-Oct-15 08:50:28

The one this morning from a cyclist was like a high pitched roar.

whatdoIget Thu 29-Oct-15 08:56:51

Is it street sexual harassment? It sounds fucking annoying whatever it is.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Thu 29-Oct-15 09:01:57

To make you jump and get your attention, if it's what I'm imagining, I think.

Yobbishness with overtones of sexual harassment

Unescorted Thu 29-Oct-15 09:06:57

I sing to myself as I am running, cycling or driving.... most people would call that an odd sound.

A lot of cyclists will shout "on right" or "on left" if they are approaching from behind - it is to warn people that they are about to pass on either left or right. With a well maintained bike quite often people won't notice you until you are halfway past and then there is a good chance the pedestrian will move into the path of the bike.

SilverDragonfly1 Thu 29-Oct-15 09:22:18

I noticed a lot of that going on last year. Just random roaring from cars- not cyclists that I noticed. I'm completely ordinary, so definitely not related to sexiness! I came to the conclusion that it's some sort of fad tbh, like an adult version of Dick and Dom yelling 'bogies' in public places. Just ignore.

Pipbin Thu 29-Oct-15 09:24:00

It's because they are twats. They like to make women jump.

Nicegreenhandbag Thu 29-Oct-15 09:25:57

Yep I hear random roaring. Very odd.

TheSpectreOfMorningtonCrescent Thu 29-Oct-15 09:29:10

Ahhh, all becomes clear, there's a fad for dickhead year 11 boys to randomly roar, I did think they were harassing women, but thought I was being paranoid (which is obviously the point). Next time I'm going to ask them if they are pretending to be t Rexes.

Rowgtfc72 Thu 29-Oct-15 17:11:14

I was singing jingle bells on the way to work this morning when I was biking to work at half five. Also shouted good morning foxy loxy when one ran out in front of me. Amazing what sleep deprivation can do for you!thlgrin

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