Re: More ranting, driving-wise
Back to your point g, a few weeks ago, early in the morning and driving to work, I was going through a narrow, twisty bit of residential road before I got out onto a more major road where I continue my journey. On a downhill blind bend bit, I had to cross the the RHS of the road to go past a row of about 10 parked cars. As I got to the last 2 cars, I saw a car coming the other way. Now, I am well aware of the rule that says the car with the parked cars on his side has to give way. But I was amazed to find that the car coming the other way kept on coming, blocking my exit from this situation. he would have had to wait literally 4 seconds for his way to become clear! So we both stopped, but being dark and both having headlights on, I can't see his face (nor he mine). But I could see that he wasn't going to budge. By this time, 4 cars had come up behind me and were in the same predicament, all blocked by Mr. 'I'm in the right' F*ckwit. So, I have nowhere to go. We all just sit there for a whole minute and eventually I wind down the window and exclaim 'look mate, I know technically you're in the right, but where can I f* cking go? If you back up 5m, in a few seconds, we'll all be on our way, eh?' Anyway, eventually our friend begrudgingly pulls back the requisite 5m and we all continue our journeys, by now completley stressed out because of this moron. I bet when he got home that night, he told his wife what a nasty man he met on the drive to work, or perhaps he's on the BMW owners' forum right now, telling them all how Alfa drivers don't know the friggin' Highway Code! Tw4t!