There's a series of roundabouts on my trip to work, all of which have two lanes and a right hand option as well as the straight ahead option. Everyone, always, uses the left hand lane for straight on. Anyway...
This morning, there's a line of traffic, at the back of which is a new style VW Beetle.
The bloke driving the VW decides that the right hand lane is the appropriate lane for straight on, and in doing so has changed lanes on the entry and then the exit, cutting across me as I stayed in the left hand lane.
No problem for me, plenty of space, and perhaps, I think, he doesn't know the road, so I'll give him some space and let him get on with his lane changing...only this guy goes mental! Starts with the hand gestures and then progresses to swerving across the road, braking erratically and (literally) bouncing up and down in the seat, so incandescent with rage at, presumably, me.
I dropped back to give him some space to cool down (I must admit I was laughing like mad at his antics which won't have helped) but he did the same at the next roundabout...cut into the right hand lane for the entry and then cut across both lanes on the exit. If anything even madder than before!
The thing I cannot get my mind around is why? Why do some people lose it like that? It was 7am on a Monday morning: the sun was shining and it was a nice day. What was the point, and what could he possibly think I would do other than laugh?
(He actually indicated every time he swerved across the lanes!)
The second thing I cannot understand is this...if you're going to get road rage, why do it in such an effeminate car? I mean, it's got a vase on the dashboard for a flower! How scary can that be?
Rant over. Thanks for listening.