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AIBU? have booted a bloke's Audi?

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hogsback · 07/04/2011 21:16

Disclaimer: I loathe inattentive drivers. I particularly loathe inattentive drivers wearing sunglasses and Armani while ON THE PHONE at the wheel of their effete stylish Audi convertible.

So was I unreasonable to put a size 7 Alpinestar into side of said car at the lights and indicate my displeasure as best as one can while wearing a bike helmet?

To be fair, he did go as white as his suit and put the phone away immediately :)

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EvenLessNarkyPuffin · 07/04/2011 22:32
  1. He was driving an Audi
  2. He was using a mobile at the wheel
  3. You obviously didn't damage the car

    It was rather OTT but I can see exactly why you did it. I think it's rather amusing that people are suggesting that you should be done for criminal damage when you didn't damage anything and he was the one breaking the law.
yousankmybattleship · 07/04/2011 22:38

OP - are you 12 years old?

He does sounds like a tosser - but so do you.

Why would an adult post a message asking if it's ok to kick someone's car? Of course it's bloody well not!

Ormirian · 07/04/2011 22:39

Oh FFS! I really don't think a boot is going to do any serious damage unless audis are particularly delicate! Op yanbu. I wish the police would enforce the mobile ban a bit more strictly. Why are people more bothered about the kick than someone doing something so potentially dangerous whilst in charge of a lethal machine ?

delicatequestion · 07/04/2011 22:45

Of course a boot can do damage if any one did that to my far from audi style care I would .... Grin7

C'on you folks cant be taking this thread seriously? BUT you if RL then I agree with in that I can understand motivation but to start a thread in this mannor well quire frankly I am diappointed TBH - I am off to flouncers I think

ivykaty44 · 07/04/2011 22:48

Yes a boot will damage - I have seen a water bottle hit a car and dent it - yes the bottle was full and yes it was flying so the physics was there - but a boot could leave a dent and if it was a volvo no problem but an audi plastic snappy stuff they are made of

Ormirian · 07/04/2011 22:52

Ok I guess it depends on the force and angle of the kick. Still less damaging than an Audi driven into a pedestrian or another car
Because taunt behind the wheel was using his phone

Ormirian · 07/04/2011 22:53

Twunt not taunt! Bloody iPhone...

hogsback · 07/04/2011 22:56

OK, this wasn't a troll, because the incident did actually happen, and I'm deeply ashamed, but I did phrase the post in a deliberately provocative manner because I thought that was the whole point of AIBU. Or did I misunderstand?

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GORGEOUSX · 07/04/2011 23:01

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ivykaty44 · 07/04/2011 23:02

you just have to come up with more original lines of tact - let knowcking on the window and saying

oh blardy woman drivers on the phone - oh sorry your a bloke I thought it was just woman that drive badly whilst nattering on the phone - glad to see your trying to equal the balance by driving so badly whilst gossiping on the phone - bet she's a cross dresser

smile breath and move on

scottishmummy · 07/04/2011 23:04

gee that well delivered line will have any driver quaking.not


ivykaty44 · 07/04/2011 23:06

missed the point again....

delicatequestion · 07/04/2011 23:10

scottish just for you "get the feck outa my road you twunt on moby"

BTW my neighbours have an audi and so do a few on my estate, they just hard working normal folk not posh ir up themselves - though it not my cup of tea I#ll not reveal what I drive as it is far fromand youd all laugh if youd heard of them anyway.

BUT I laugh in the face oft he MOFO that tried to boot my car and revel about it online (uless you from allergy threads they serious over there I'd have to get tooledup of they came near Grin


musicposy · 07/04/2011 23:12

I always find it strange that I can never predict which way an AIBU will go.

I'm with the OP. I'd probably be too much of a wimp to do the same, but I admire the sentiment.

delicatequestion · 07/04/2011 23:21

But they did musicposy so how can you be with them?

Snorbs · 07/04/2011 23:35

I can understand the motivation of bashing some knob-end's car when you're on a bike and they've done something stupid but all it does is reinforce the twat's opinion that bikers are scum who don't deserve to be on the road.

RedbinD · 07/04/2011 23:48

It was only an Audi. If someone had kicked my BMW i'd have have been mildly annoyed. But that's what insurance is for.

FlaminGreatGallah · 07/04/2011 23:56

OP hasn't actually killed anyone has she? Or meant to?

The inattentive twunt on his phone could have.

Grin at "It was only an Audi"

hogsback · 08/04/2011 08:45

redbin my automotive loyalties also lie in Bavaria. Perhaps that affected my judgement? If it had been a beautiful M3 cabriolet, preferably an E46 in gunmetal grey with red leather I would have probably just have thought what a waste of a lovely car on a berk. But as it was a VW Audi I reacted like a stupid child.

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NinkyNonker · 08/04/2011 08:47

Not clever, either of you. Couldn't you think of anything smart/grown up to say or do?

whitevanwoman · 08/04/2011 08:53

dont believe this story

who ever heard of a cyclist stopping at a red lightHmm

NinkyNonker · 08/04/2011 08:54

God, and people genuinely rate BMWs over Audis? Odd.

hogsback · 08/04/2011 09:05

whitevan as I said before I wasn't cycling.

ninky with the exception of the RS4, RS6 and R8 they are basically tarted up VWs with extremely dull driving dynamics, poor electrical reliability and boring engines. Drive a proper-spec (not the entry level diesel) A4 and 3-series back to back and you will see what I mean.

I may have been unreasonable to kick the bloke's car but I am so not unreasonable to say Audis suck.

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MittzyTheMinx · 08/04/2011 09:09

I stop at red lights.

If I can feel traffic building up behind me I hop up onto the pavement to let the traffic move on.

I slow down to let people cross the road.

YABU though OP.

ladymystikal · 08/04/2011 09:21

nancy yanbu as long as it's ok for me to push any cyclist that jumps a red light while i am crossing the road off their bike?

Well said! if a cyclist did that to my ex, he would've got out and pulled the cyclist off their bike...yeh he's got anager problems Blush

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