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A woman in a burka just stuck two fingers up at me, thats not right is it???

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birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 18:37:51

Just driving past a school that lets out slightly earlier than the one I was trying to get to to pick up ds, obviously there was a lot of traffic and people trying to get out of side roads etc. I let one car out of the road on the left, but not the next one as I did want to make some progress and get to school on time, and the burka wearing driver stuck two fingers up at me cos I didnt let her out!!
I was shocked tbh, what does anyone else think?

CoteDAzur Wed 20-Jul-11 18:39:41

Vulgar signs are not OK, regardless of what you wear. Did you really need to ask?

Riveninside Wed 20-Jul-11 18:41:12

she's a rude cow? Dont see what the burka (or niqab) has to do with anything.
I guess you assumed that someone religious wouldnt be vile. Sadly no, as I recall from the local verger haranguing me in the churchyard. Religious people can be tits too.

issynoko Wed 20-Jul-11 18:41:44

How do you know it was a woman?

issynoko Wed 20-Jul-11 18:42:38

Could it perhaps have been the getaway driver of a local bank heist impatient to outrun the law?

birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 18:43:11

I think thats it riveninside, didnt expect it from someone who is obviously religious. thought the wearing of a burka meant you were modest and I guess I thought that meant unaggressive too

birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 18:44:09

good point issynoko, but I just assumed smile

issynoko Wed 20-Jul-11 18:47:05

Could have been a very shy drag queen who resented your confidence on the road.

SauvignonBlanche Wed 20-Jul-11 18:47:21

Making a few too many assumptions perhaps? hmm

Thistledew Wed 20-Jul-11 18:48:38

Was she actually wearing a burqa ?

Shock horror. She was a normal woman with normal feelings, who gets cross, just like us. hmm

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 20-Jul-11 18:51:13

Are you allowed to drive in a burka? Can you see through it well enough?

issynoko Wed 20-Jul-11 18:52:06

I have never seen anyone in a full burqa driving I must say. How could you see well enough?

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 20-Jul-11 18:58:15

If she stuck two fingers up at you, she is definitely British!

An Orthodox Jewish friend of mine (married to a rabbi) tells the filthiest jokes. grin

Awomancalledhorse Wed 20-Jul-11 18:59:11

OP, I'd be shocked I'd assume someone religious 'enough' to wear a burqa would follow the words of Mohammed & not swear as it is a an immoral act.

Lilithmoon Wed 20-Jul-11 18:59:32

What Thistledew said.

superjobee Wed 20-Jul-11 19:01:44

maybe she was annoyed you let someone else out and not her and thought it was because of her headwear? she may have thought you racist as she doesnt know your circs for not letting her out. bit rude tho flicking you the v.

birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 19:03:22

it wasnt a burka it was a niqab, sorry blush

issynoko Wed 20-Jul-11 19:03:32

Maybe she had something sticky on the ends of her fingers and was checking what her kids had left on the seat? A melted barley sugar perhaps? Or a marmite sandwich?

birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 19:05:23

nope, definately flicked me the v...with venom shock

Riveninside Wed 20-Jul-11 19:09:13

niqab doesnt interfere with vision.
But of course niqab wearing women are human, get fustrated and swear like most of us. I know I do blush

nailak Wed 20-Jul-11 19:15:24

because someone wears a niqaab doesnt make them infalliable? lol

actually when people wear niqaab, because they have to put up with so much crap, sometimes it makes them more aressive! as people seem to think they havent ot a mouth...

birdinatent Wed 20-Jul-11 21:15:16

well if it makes you aggressive because you have to put up with so much crap, why wear it?

AMumInScotland Wed 20-Jul-11 21:31:58

Wy would someone do something that they feel is really important to their religion, even though they get crap for it.... hang on a minute I'm sure i know this one..... hmm. Oh yeah, because it's important to eir religion!

Riveninside Thu 21-Jul-11 08:29:03

Only yime I get aggressive and give the finger is tossers laughing at my disabled child.
Perhaps she should change....oh wait.

The crap givers should stop.
I dont know why the woman gave you the finger but its nothing to do with her religious clothing. Do you analyse everyy white van man or BMW driver who makes rude gestures?

iggagog Thu 21-Jul-11 15:00:43

I think op is mentioning the religious clothing as it seems to show hypocracy, which is not an issue regarding white van man as we do not have high moral expectations connected to ownership of such vans.

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