Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Wrong and strong

So... I'm driving down a one-way road, when another driver approaches (obviously driving the wrong way) and we come to a stand still cos the road is narrow (hence it being a one-way) and neither of us can pass. Now don't get me wrong, i'm all for a shady little right turn at the left turn only junction, or slyly slipping through that red light and I have even been known on occasion to tiptoe (in my car) down a one-way road, in the deepest depths of night, when no-one else is around. The problem I have with this 'wrong way down the one-way' driver is that he wanted me to back up so he could pass!! The sheer cheek of him waving me back and gesturing had me dumbfounded, but I didn't give in. No way was I reversing so 'wrong way down the one-way' man could pass. Was I wrong?? Dude is doing illegal manoeuvres and expects me 'the law abiding citizen' (best film i've watched in ages, btw) to concede. Well I didn't. There's nothing worse then somebody who is wrong and strong. So we come to a stand off 'Wrong way down the one-way' man is getting agitated, possibly due to the fact that the longer he spent facing the wrong way on the one-way road, was the more likely he was to get accosted by the police, or worse still by some neighbourhood watch busy body who had nothing better to do. So I looked behind me and did the 'there's nothing I can do' shrug, after checking all my doors were locked off course, pulled out my blackberry and started to check my twitter updates, to the sound of frantic beeping. By the time the page had refreshed 'wrong way down the one-way' man had finally realised that he was fighting a losing battle, waved a white flag (he actually stuck 2 fingers up at me) and reversed into a space 4 cars back. I was triumphant and he was infuriated, even more so as I drove by at 5mph waving and smiling.
Maybe he'll think twice next time he sees a one-way sign.

1 comment:

  1. LOL that's hilarious! What a douche bag. I would have done the same thing you did in that situation.


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