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TUT Road Rage.

So there I was driving along my usual route home - I was traveling in the outside lane of a 50mph dual carriage-way at around 50mph.

As I was passing a much slower [35mph] mid nineties Mercedes C Class, the driver drifted across lanes - I pipped it while breaking to give him space to switch lanes.

The car drifted back into it's own lane, the guy then stuck his head out of the open window and gave me a mouthful whilst telling me to 'cook off'?

I continued past, slightly unnerved by the reaction, and he then tailgated me for 1/4 of a mile giving me the wanka sign - we then went different way's at the roundabout.

WTF was all that about??
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Don't worry, with an attitude like his, the aneurysm will get him if not the heart attack!
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Was probably just jealous of a more tasteful and stylish, not to mention faster, car...
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From your description of the incident,
I'd say that he was trying to "knock
one out" on the way home therefore
momentarily losing control of his vehicle.

Your blowing of the horn put him off his stroke
at the wrong (right?) moment: Thus the hand gesture
to explain himself.

 
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Probably drunk...
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Certainly stupid...
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Re: Road Rage.

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From your description of the incident,
I'd say that he was trying to "knock
one out" on the way home therefore
momentarily losing control of his vehicle.

Your blowing of the horn put him off his stroke
at the wrong (right?) moment: Thus the hand gesture
to explain himself.

best answer ever, almost worth having a bit of road rage for an explanation like that
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nob head
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Probably drunk...
Yep, Friday afternoon drinkies with colleagues
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I think Nev's right, he was in flagrante, bashing the bishop. His retort was actually '**** off', denoting that you'd put his **** off and ruined his climax. No wonder he was angry . Or maybe his hand slipped and he made a mess of the leather?
 
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I think Nev's right, he was in flagrante, bashing the bishop. His retort was actually '**** off', denoting that you'd put his **** off and ruined his climax. No wonder he was angry . Or maybe his hand slipped and he made a mess of the leather?
whatever happened to the art of euphemism?
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...did you not hear the one about the bell-ringer who was tolled off by the vicar for playing a bum note during practice?
 
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bloody Mercs drivers if you ask me.
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I think Nev's right, he was in flagrante, bashing the bishop. His retort was actually '**** off', denoting that you'd put his **** off and ruined his climax. No wonder he was angry . Or maybe his hand slipped and he made a mess of the leather?
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No....no...no!!!

I think those smilies belong in Kurzon's recent post, or at worst, a Max Power blog!

Did you go searching for those???
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For those wanting a graphic :toss: :toss: :toss:
Gross, but classic!
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Hmm, usually I find Mercedes drivers quite a refined non-homicidal bunch,

Not in your case I guess Andy! Maybe he was having a bad day?
 
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No....no...no!!!

I think those smilies belong in Kurzon's recent post, or at worst, a Max Power blog!

Did you go searching for those???
Hmmm...you're probably right
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Cheese Re: Road Rage.

Probably throwing one off over wht he saw in his mirror then pulled out to get a longer look until reaching the vinegar strokes!
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Seriously though I have been in a situation not dissimilar.

Anyone else notice that the art of indication is a dying one?
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I usually find people get in a rage simply because we drive alfas. VW Golf drivers see red mist and simply have to try and overtake! It happened to me the other day. Clouds of black smoke everywhere as a TDI dropped a cog and went for it. Took him ages to get past and i laughed which seemed to really annoy him. Love it!!!
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He was probably upset coz your car was nicer looking than his crap merc should of slapped him
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Next time someone gives you the grand rapid stroking up and down sign,its more fun to retort back this little comment "many thanks for your kind offer of relief but i prefer how your missis does it this gets them stumped
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My problem has always been thus: I am the most thoughtful and courteous driver out there, and especially when I had the Alfa I wanted people to think us AO'ers were a nice bunch.

But at the same time I also drive very very quickly, which counter-balances it, meaning people seeing me drive quite fast hate me, then the people I let out love me.

My pet peeve is when I'll be going down a long quiet road fairly sharpish, then see someone waiting to pull out at a junction, and then they wait until they are certain I am definitely going pretty quick and then pull out in front of me at a lightening speed, only then to travel at about 10MPH less than the limit for the rest of that road.

I try not to get angry, I just pull back and let them get on with being annoying
 
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Re: Road Rage.

Seriously, I think discretion has got to be the better part of valour, with this road rage thing! Especially so after that collision/shooting incident in Letchworth.Steer well clear of those 'nutters' out there, tactical withdrawl, no retreat, for safety's and the families sake.:
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