Once upon a time when I got a taxi home from wherever I’d been, well, my goodness – the driver had the mightiest burst of road rage I’ve witnessed in a while – he had to have been on the verge of spontaneous combustion. Times ten. 💣
What was all the fuss about then?
Well a delivery van had decided to park on double yellow lines, blocking our lane of traffic – we were at the front of a roadblock and all the traffic piled up behind us were beeping their horns, blocking a major junction and roundabout – mayhem.
Making matters worse
A pedestrian decided to come over and have a go at my driver for beeping his horn:
“…that’s not gonna help is it, you’re deafening everyone”.
Yep, it’s always smart to approach an enraged driver with the calm voice of reason – it always helps doesn’t it!
To say my driver was vocal was an understatement – he was furious to the point of almost bursting out of his seatbelt, ready for war, while he yelled expletives at the delivery driver and his delivery assistant – then my driver decided to wind the electronic windows down so that he could vent his rage more vocally.
Running through my mind…
Me at this point – head in my hands, wondering what time of the night I was going to get home – but mildly entertained by my taxi driver – he was a verbal warrior, he certainly wasn’t shy about expressing what side of the fence he stood on, and not ‘trying to be polite about it either’ just a brutally clear stance.
People who drive for a living, must develop a special kind of patience…over time (or maybe not).
Surely road rage must have something to do with rising blood pressure levels these days – surely?
Maybe pedestrian rage has a part to play too!! (Perhaps living in the wilderness is the only way to escape). 🌳
If you’ve had any funny, scary or just annoying road rage stories, please do tell – share them below, I mean how bad can it get?