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To think you don’t beep your horn at pedestrians with sleeping children in prams?

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CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:01:20

Just had a total arsehole do this to me, when we were crossing the road. Apparently I wasn’t moving fast enough and I got a mouthful of abuse too.

You don’t do that, do you? I have joint pain, severe pain and depression and DS is ASD and I’d just got him to sleep.

Why do some people enjoy being such knobs to others?

SuperLoudPoppingAction Sun 25-Feb-18 14:02:42

It's against highway code guidance to do that unless it's to prevent an accident.
So no yanbu.
Sounds like a rage driver

SuperLoudPoppingAction Sun 25-Feb-18 14:03:01


Makingworkwork Sun 25-Feb-18 14:04:18

I would cross the road very, very slow.

RochelleGoyle Sun 25-Feb-18 14:04:57

Lots of thoroughly inconsiderate and unpleasant people out there unfortunately. sad

Flutterbyeee Sun 25-Feb-18 14:05:45

He probably wasn't aware of your medical history.

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:05:52

Normally it wouldn’t bother me but I’ve just started to feel better after a horrible time physically and emotionally and then out of nowhere someone is abusive to me. I shouldn’t let it get to me but I’m vulnerable at the moment.

Glumglowworm Sun 25-Feb-18 14:10:00

Unless the pedestrian has done something dangerous like walk into traffic there should be no need to beep at them at all

If you had done something dangerous then the horn should be used regardless of sleeping babies. In fact in a truly dangerous situation I doubt the driver would have time to process that you had a sleeping baby just “danger!” And hit the brakes and the horn.

SaucyJack Sun 25-Feb-18 14:10:16

You were born with middle fingers for a reason mate.

theymademejoin Sun 25-Feb-18 14:10:22

Sleeping children in prams are irrelevant. Your medical history is irrelevant. You shouldn't beep your horn at crossing pedestrians unless you need to alert them to danger.

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:14:52

Don’t worry, I told them to piss off, but it just seems a cunty thing to do.

They true but it seems worse when there’s kids asleep and you never know if someone is walking slow due to disability so people should be aware imo.

Sarahjconnor Sun 25-Feb-18 14:32:15

Smile at them, approach the car and ask what they want in a very peasant voice - always freaks them out smile

CopenhagenMaiden Sun 25-Feb-18 14:37:46

I agree that your medical history is completely irrelevant - as was your sleeping child.

MN also peddles out the you should only use your horn to alert others etc but in reality people use it all their time due to being pissed off/angry.

Loads of people get road rage and sadly you just experienced one of those people.

WorraLiberty Sun 25-Feb-18 14:38:41

You shouldn't beep your horn at anyone unless it's necessary, although I don't get the sleeping baby bit, as how is anyone to know whether your child is awake or asleep?

Also, there are lots of noises/beeps etc when you're out and about.

The driver sounds like a complete arsehole though, for all the other reasons.

DevilTree Sun 25-Feb-18 14:40:07

That's a remarkably early diagnosis of ASD! How old is your DS?

YANBU, the driver was a tosser.

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:40:59

as how is anyone to know whether your child is awake or asleep?

He’s in the pram with eyes closed, it’s a buggy type one.

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:42:22

That's a remarkably early diagnosis of ASD! How old is your DS?

2 and a half. It’s not official yet but I’ve been told it’s extremely likely, but they’ve only been so certain because both I and his biological father have ASD too.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sun 25-Feb-18 14:42:55

What's a "peasant voice"? Is it a very coarse common accent with limited vocabulary? grin

It's hard to tell. You were slowly crossing the road. An approaching car beeps their horn to alert you of their presence on the road?

It's annoying but I wouldn't call it abusive or dwell too much on it. I hope it didn't ruin your walk.

Nicknacky Sun 25-Feb-18 14:43:32

I would beep at a pedestrian with a pram in certain circumstances, such as obliviously crossing the road without looking and I was warning them of my presence. If I had to do that I wouldn't give a toss if the baby was sleeping.

WorraLiberty Sun 25-Feb-18 14:43:56

He’s in the pram with eyes closed, it’s a buggy type one.

Still though, the driver's behind a glass screen and at least a few feet away.

ivykaty44 Sun 25-Feb-18 14:44:36

Twat in a car

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 14:45:19

Worra I suppose that’s fair, they may not know he’s asleep. Just frustrating for me as he doesn’t sleep often and gets grumpy when tired.

MaisyPops Sun 25-Feb-18 14:47:21

They shouldn't beep at anyone (medical history / child sleeping is irrelevant) without good reason.

It might have been they were alerting you to the fact they were there if you were going noticeably slower than typical and not paying attention to the traffic in that direction.
It might be they're a dickhead.
Who knows.

Chienrouge Sun 25-Feb-18 14:47:24

I doubt he had time to register whether your toddler was awake or asleep.

DevilTree Sun 25-Feb-18 14:49:37

Ah, so buggy not pram (to me, pram means they're lying flat, so a 'babe in arms'). Thanks for clarifying.

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