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What to do when an idiot is up your tail and honking?

By johnboy - 16 October 2008 42

So as I was crossing a road in Civic this morning I noticed a scene.

A block up a truck was trying to turn right and the traffic had tailed back. A taxi was sticking slightly out into the intersection so there was no more room.

A silver sedan driven by a rather stylish lady had done the right thing and not entered the intersection until she could cross it.

Behind her, another women (much less stylish) in a black car was banging away aggressively on her horn in frustration that the silver car in front was not moving despite the green light.

This went on for some time and the stylish lady resisted the temptation to either; get out and remodel the black car with a wheel lock, or to try and change lanes across the intersection to get away from the angry honking behind.

So here’s the question… Is there any series of gestures with which one can inform an idiot behind that the intersection is blocked?

Or do we just have to turn up the stereo and ignore them?

What’s Your opinion?


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42 Responses to
What to do when an idiot is up your tail and honking?
Davo111 7:52 pm 16 Oct 08

Just post the number plate here, it seems the RiotACT’s way of naming and shaming people/businesses etc

Doctor Evil 7:28 pm 16 Oct 08

S4anta said :

I tend to find following them, waiting for them to park then leaving a steaming turd on their bonnet does the trick.

That’s true, and you will often find them somewhat hesitant to actually get out of the car.

But if you do manage to miss them, you can always pack it up under their door handles…..

Overheard 6:56 pm 16 Oct 08

What to do when an idiot is up your tail and honking?

Tell them you don’t do it goose-style.

Vic Bitterman 6:55 pm 16 Oct 08

This exact situation happened to me a few years ago. Intersection blocked, I was at the front, and wasn’t going to drive forward and potentially block the intersection should the lights change.

The tard behind me was beeping, gesticulating (wow, such a big word! 🙂 wildly and generally carrying on like a pork chop.

I popped my car into reverse and slowly went backwards until I made contact with the front of his car. A gentle touch, but I saw it rocked his car. Note, I have a tow bar. I then selected first and rolled forwards 50cm or so.

The pork chop stopped carrying on.

Good luck trying to claim any damage done was from me *reversing* into him! 🙂

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:42 pm 16 Oct 08

She did exactly the right thing – ignore her. Nothing infuriates somebody chucking a tantrum more than denying them the attention they so desperately want.

Speaking of black cars: is it just me (and/or self-confirming bias), or is there a new class of idiot on the road? It’s not your traditional bogan or ricer – it’s girls in recent model black cars (with one or more of the following – rims, frangipani stickers, personalised plates, ricer sticker), sunglasses bigger than their cretin heads and something to prove. Keep your eye out and see if you notice these precious darlings. It’s like Paris Hilton meets Mad Max.

trevar 6:41 pm 16 Oct 08

“A block up a truck”

Being a visual person, this phrase really stumped me. I spent a long time trying to figure out what kind of a block was up the truck…

bigred 6:36 pm 16 Oct 08

A big protrudng tow bar and selection of reverse gear tends to shut them up.

Ari 6:04 pm 16 Oct 08

S4anta, in such circumstances I’ve found it’s a good idea to do the macarena hip movements while laying cable to achieve a satisfying Mr Whippy effect.

Whatsup 5:37 pm 16 Oct 08

S4anta said :

I tend to find following them, waiting for them to park then leaving a steaming turd on their bonnet does the trick.

Yes but I could only achieve that once a day… the timing could be a challenge.

S4anta 5:10 pm 16 Oct 08

I tend to find following them, waiting for them to park then leaving a steaming turd on their bonnet does the trick.

OzChick 5:00 pm 16 Oct 08

Brake hard. That way they crash into you and it’s their fault. Lesson learned.

Mr Evil 4:55 pm 16 Oct 08

Put a cap in the bitch’s ass!

deye 4:50 pm 16 Oct 08

oops that should be “watch” not “was”.

Of course the only problem with this is that they may injure someone else and you’ll be stuck behind the accident.

deye 4:48 pm 16 Oct 08

switch on hazard lights, was them surge round you and run into something 🙂

astrojax 4:39 pm 16 Oct 08

riotACT – Is there any series of gestures with which one can inform an idiot

on topic, there probably is, but this is a family site. i always find a polite smile does the trick, actually…

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