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Who should have backed up? With diagram.

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BoobiesToTheRescue Wed 20-Mar-19 19:25:56

It's B's right of way but the gap is RIGHT next to them.

A has to reverse back round a windy (badly drawn) road with loads of kids and cars around.

B was shouting all sorts at A after A appeared mildly incredulous that B wasn't reversing. B's wife was frothing that A was incredulous. A was fucking incredulous.

Is A the unreasonable one?

I already think I know true answer to this.

lostelephant Wed 20-Mar-19 19:28:09

I'd say B should have reversed to let A into the gap.

blackteasplease Wed 20-Mar-19 19:32:17

In common sense B should have gone into the gap. Assuming that A couldn't see B when she started going around the parked cars.

BirdieInTheHand Wed 20-Mar-19 19:33:58

B should have reversed
A should have sat there until he did

please tell me you sat there

ADHMeeee Wed 20-Mar-19 19:34:52

B should have realised it would be easier on both parties to reverse into the gap

BoobiesToTheRescue Wed 20-Mar-19 19:35:11

Neither of them could see one another until that very point. It's a pain but usually everyone is fair with who needs to reverse. I've never experienced such hatred about reversing (or not reversing as the case may be).

BoobiesToTheRescue Wed 20-Mar-19 19:35:36

I sat there for a while...

Ffsnosexallowed Wed 20-Mar-19 19:36:31

B should have reversed to let A go in the gap and then b could have driven on.

Alsohuman Wed 20-Mar-19 19:44:56

What nosexallowed said.

ColeHawlins Wed 20-Mar-19 19:46:39

B was a complete arsehole if they stuck to technicality instead of just BUDGING.

malmi Wed 20-Mar-19 19:48:25

I think this happens when someone literally doesn't have the skills to reverse with any confidence so they transform their shame into anger.

ColeHawlins Wed 20-Mar-19 19:48:55

That is so very true @malmi .

GimmeBread Wed 20-Mar-19 19:49:28

Some people really are arseholes aren't they? Yes technically A should have reversed but common sense should have prevailed and B should have backed up.

What a dick. This is one of the rare things that really gets me all ragey!

VeraWangTwang Wed 20-Mar-19 19:52:51

Strictly speaking it's B right of way but B should been courteous and reversed to allow A to pull into the gap
Was there any cars behind A or B ?

Purplejay Wed 20-Mar-19 19:57:34

B should have reversed to let A go into the gap.

LIZS Wed 20-Mar-19 19:57:38

Technically A but in the real world B should have gone back to allow A to pull into the gap. Cars should not park around the bend though, if it blcks 2 way traffic, it is asking for an accident.

acciocat Wed 20-Mar-19 19:58:02

Was B driving a very large shiny 4 x4 which he cleans at least once a week? If so, he’s a twat with shit driving skills and clearly wasn’t confident to reverse into a nearby gap. His wife has never learned to drive but insists on coming with him because he can’t be trusted to do the weekly shop

ILoveMaxiBondi Wed 20-Mar-19 20:02:41

Was this, by any chance, on the way to leaving DC off at a hobby?

We have a similar situation every single week when doing the above and I agree this is caused by people who cannot reverse and so refuse to even attempt it. I’ve started just sitting my ground and waiting when the gap is right behind them. Dirty looks don’t scare me. grin

Mehaveit Wed 20-Mar-19 20:03:33

You've drawn my road OP! Drives me nuts!! I am an awesome reverser but sometimes I think literally the gap is just there YOU DO IT! It's just one of those things but I live in a village and don't want to piss people off. One guy in an estate Mercedes tried to get me to reverse by edging closer. I slowly shook my head and pointed to the gap. He was very angry with me because he couldn't reverse for toffee. I smiled and thanked his face like thunder grin

Awrite Wed 20-Mar-19 20:04:23

So, what happened in the end?

VelvetPineapple Wed 20-Mar-19 20:07:06

B should have reversed back to let A go into the gap. B should not have reversed into the gap himself as some people seem to think, because the gap is on the wrong side of the road.

BigFatGiant Wed 20-Mar-19 20:08:06

I hope you yelled back ‘if you can’t reverse you shouldn’t be on the bloody road innit?’ Before promptly winding up your windows and locking your doors. What a knob.

lljkk Wed 20-Mar-19 20:08:57

VelvetP is right.

BigFatGiant Wed 20-Mar-19 20:09:40

Also how is it that you whole village is on mn?

MrsNacho Wed 20-Mar-19 20:16:42

I agree with Velvetpineapple and the others who said B reverse and A go into the gap.

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