One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

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fred bloggs

584 posts

164 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Uhtred said:
laugh sure they did
This kind of thing can, and does happen. In bermondsey once, on a motorcycle with my wife on the back, we slowed for a orange/to red light.
Some smashed up old focus came past at 70+ took off my mirror, and flew through the red light with vision obscured by a stopped bus.
On the way through they clipped the leg of an old lady sending her flying.

We pulled up next to them at the next lights to a car full of toothless wanders, one, fag in mouth, holding a baby on her lap in the center rear seat, and they were all laughing hysterically at what just happened.
My 3 month pregnant wife started shouting at them, at which point I told her to shut up, noted the reg and hung a left.

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Red9zero

1,077 posts

21 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Uhtred said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
laugh sure they did
I used to live in Streatham and pass through Brixton years back when they liked the occasional riot. I saw some iffy goings on, but I was never stabbed to death with a screwdriver, Phillips or otherwise.

Deranged Rover

974 posts

38 months

Tuesday 19th January
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The thing that made me think “knob” yesterday was watching the ParcelFarce driver struggle for nearly an hour to extract his van from the muddy field entrance just outside my house after he decided it would be a good idea to turn round there and got stuck.

The owner of the field eventually turned up and pulled him out with his Discovery*

  • Note that, normally I’d have wandered out and, after a bit of gentle piss-taking, would have rescued him myself. Sadly my RR is currently broken. frown

Short Grain

1,528 posts

184 months

Tuesday 19th January
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The Knob in the white Golf who overtook me at well over the 30mph limit, as I slowed for the people approaching the zebra crossing, who then crossed as I stopped. I caught up to the tt about a mile up the road and followed him at 20mph 'ish, due to traffic and roadworks, for the next couple of miles, where he turned at a set of lights that gave a right turn priority, and really shot off down the road!

OK the people approaching the crossing where on the left so 'protected' somewhat by my car, but speeding at well over the limit to gain 1 cars length on city streets makes the guy a Knob!

(and just to confirm, I was returning, albeit the long way round, from essential shopping! fridge restocked with Duvel for the next 4-5 days!! smilebeer (and bread, milk, etc.!!)

Dan Singh

274 posts

14 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Red9zero said:
Uhtred said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
laugh sure they did
I used to live in Streatham and pass through Brixton years back when they liked the occasional riot. I saw some iffy goings on, but I was never stabbed to death with a screwdriver, Phillips or otherwise.
I was nearly bottled in Peckham in the 80s. A customer of The Globe pub we used to frequent was stabbed to death.

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Tommo87 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
So you do agree it’s a rare occurrence then?
You have clearly managed to miss all the reports of rising knife crime in the country, and have perhaps have never seen the knife banks outside police stations. which is nice if you can say that, but I don't think it makes a great deal of difference, to the person involved, if a person is killed with a knife, or a screw driver. In the unfortunate case of Dads friend and work mate it happened to be a screwdriver which was used. Doesn't make much difference to his family.

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Uhtred said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
What would you know about what happened? I doubt you were even born when it did happen.
Was this a time before car windows?

Sounds like an uninspired folktale tbh, everyone’s family has one. My older cousin swears by a story that their uncles friend visited Glasgow one weekend. Someone put a Celtic scarf on him and next think you know a Rangers fan purposefully ran him over and killed him because he was wearing that scarf.

Utter nonsense of course but used as a cautionary tale?
Just because `you' did not see it happen that means it could not have a happened? Is that your position? If it is, it is an erroneous one, since you too, seem to have clearly missed all the reports on the rising instances of knife crime in the UK. This incident was very real, and it was the first time in my life, I ever saw my Dad crying, so you can FRO.,
It may have escaped your notice, that car windows can be wound down, as well as up, and surprisingly my Dads friend had his wound down, because he was taking his family home from a summer holiday in Hastings. And generally people don't expect to get stabbed, for sounding their horn. How old are you Six?

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Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Tuesday 19th January 18:51

Uhtred

487 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
Just because `you' did not see it happen that means it could not have a happened? Is that your position? If it is, it is an erroneous one, since you too, seem to have clearly missed all the reports on the rising instances of knife crime in the UK. This incident was very real, and it was the first time in my life, I ever saw my Dad crying, so you can FRO.,
It may have escaped your notice, that car windows can be wound down, as well as up, and surprisingly my Dads friend had his wound down, because he was taking his family home from a summer holiday in Hastings. And generally people don't expect to get stabbed, for sounding their horn. How old are you Six?

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Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Tuesday 19th January 18:51
Rising knife crime isn’t really relevant if this story happened decades ago, is it?

People don’t expect to get stabbed for sounding their horn because it is a very, very rare occurrence if it does happen. Especially when they apparently sounded the horn for a something so reasonable, unless of course there is more to the story and it’s more about the conversation following that horn?

Might just be me, but if a group of junkies approached my car I probably wouldn’t keep my window all of the way down, even if it was a lovely summers day...


carlove

6,555 posts

131 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
Just because `you' did not see it happen that means it could not have a happened? Is that your position? If it is, it is an erroneous one, since you too, seem to have clearly missed all the reports on the rising instances of knife crime in the UK. This incident was very real, and it was the first time in my life, I ever saw my Dad crying, so you can FRO.,
It may have escaped your notice, that car windows can be wound down, as well as up, and surprisingly my Dads friend had his wound down, because he was taking his family home from a summer holiday in Hastings. And generally people don't expect to get stabbed, for sounding their horn. How old are you Six?

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Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Tuesday 19th January 18:51
Yep, if someone is irate don't open the window, just ignore until they get bored, or drive around them if you can, a shut window will be bloody hard to smash, a window that's open a smidge can be smashed with some force.

I've only had one real road rage incident, an angry lycra clad cyclist, who tried undertaking me on a busy single lane bridge, there was no room and I hit the brakes so he didn't go under my car and then probably tell police I'd overtaken dangerously, I used my horn in annoyance. He slowed to a crawl and gave me the middle finger, I gave a perhaps slightly long toot of the horn. As I passed him I shouted "midlife crisis wkstain" out the window, well that wasn't appreciated.
Later he caught up and dropped his bike in front of the car, and came over, I put the window down and asked him if he was simple, he accused me of trying to knock him off, I told him I did quite the opposite so he didn't get knocked off, He then stabs me in the eye with a screwdriver (sorry couldn't resist) but he tried to punch me through the open window, somehow misses. Then pulls my keys out the ignition while shouting get out, I pull the keys out his clenched fist with ease, which made him quieten down, I then just drove off, resisting the temptation to run his bike down.

Since then I've let idiots be idiots, just de-escalate a situation if I can.
Not long ago a van driver (middle aged man in a badly modified Caddy rolleyes ) started chasing me because I shook my head when he turned into the entrance to KFC without indicating. He pulled alongside and opened his window (I opened mine as I was happy he was in his van), tried reasoning but I was the wker because "I just wanted to get a KFC" (apparently my fault he had to chase because I shook my head), so gave a fake apology and told him to enjoy his KFC and he drove off. In these situations it's better to de-escelate not get into a situation where you could be injured or worse.

My take home is you never know who you're dealing with, people can flip at a moments notice, or people decide you've wronged them and want a fight, they could have mental health issues. There's every chance they could have a weapon, you don't know who'd driving the car, the likelihood is it's just a regular person, but there's always a small chance it's a psychopath.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36746146

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Uhtred said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Just because `you' did not see it happen that means it could not have a happened? Is that your position? If it is, it is an erroneous one, since you too, seem to have clearly missed all the reports on the rising instances of knife crime in the UK. This incident was very real, and it was the first time in my life, I ever saw my Dad crying, so you can FRO.,
It may have escaped your notice, that car windows can be wound down, as well as up, and surprisingly my Dads friend had his wound down, because he was taking his family home from a summer holiday in Hastings. And generally people don't expect to get stabbed, for sounding their horn. How old are you Six?

Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Tuesday 19th January 18:49


Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Tuesday 19th January 18:51
Rising knife crime isn’t really relevant if this story happened decades ago, is it?

People don’t expect to get stabbed for sounding their horn because it is a very, very rare occurrence if it does happen. Especially when they apparently sounded the horn for a something so reasonable, unless of course there is more to the story and it’s more about the conversation following that horn?

Might just be me, but if a group of junkies approached my car I probably wouldn’t keep my window all of the way down, even if it was a lovely summers day...
How would you know they were a group of junkies, they might look normal and friendly until they did the deed on you?
I Would agree that being stabbed with a screw driver, for sounding a car horn is a bit rare, but that did not stop it from happening, But I am sure the family, in this incident were duly re assured that although this happened to them, it is still quite rare. There is more to this story, but because it involved the R word I left it out.

Master Bean

1,725 posts

84 months

Tuesday 19th January
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carlove said:
Since then I've let idiots be idiots, just de-escalate a situation if I can.
Not long ago a van driver (middle aged man in a badly modified Caddy rolleyes ) started chasing me because I shook my head when he turned into the entrance to KFC without indicating. He pulled alongside and opened his window (I opened mine as I was happy he was in his van), tried reasoning but I was the wker because "I just wanted to get a KFC" (apparently my fault he had to chase because I shook my head), so gave a fake apology and told him to enjoy his KFC and he drove off. In these situations it's better to de-escelate not get into a situation where you could be injured or worse.
I got knocked off my bicycle outside KFC by a Fiesta that decided not to indicate or look. The kid driving was so exciting to be picking up his mates and eat a bucket of finger lickin chicken. I just appeared out of nowhere. His words were the classic "I'm sorry mate, I didn't see you." A pillar blind spot excuse. At least I took the wing mirror off and left a decent dent in the bonnet.

Hol

6,099 posts

164 months

Wednesday 20th January
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carlove said:
Since then I've let idiots be idiots, just de-escalate a situation if I can.
Not long ago a van driver (middle aged man in a badly modified Caddy rolleyes ) started chasing me because I shook my head when he turned into the entrance to KFC without indicating. He pulled alongside and opened his window (I opened mine as I was happy he was in his van), tried reasoning but I was the wker because "I just wanted to get a KFC" (apparently my fault he had to chase because I shook my head), so gave a fake apology and told him to enjoy his KFC and he drove off. In these situations it's better to de-escelate not get into a situation where you could be injured or worse.
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I have come across loads of tts like that in my life and they only act that way because they can see the other person is submissive.

No different to the heavy fat kid in a school playground.




Scrump

13,072 posts

122 months

Wednesday 20th January
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