Road Rage

Once upon a time when I got a taxi home from wherever I’d been, well, my goodness โ€“ the driver had the mightiest burst of road rage Iโ€™ve witnessed in a while โ€“ he had to have been on the verge of spontaneous combustion. Times ten. ๐Ÿ’ฃ

What was all the fuss about then?

Well a delivery van had decided to park on double yellow lines, blocking our lane of trafficย  โ€“ 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 โ€“ mayhem.

Making matters worse

A pedestrian decided to come over and have a go at my driver for beeping his horn:

โ€œ…thatโ€™s not gonna help is it, youโ€™re deafening everyoneโ€.ย 

Yep, itโ€™s always smart to approach an enraged driver with the calm voice of reason โ€“ it always helps doesnโ€™t it!

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Fuming

To say my driver was vocal was an understatement โ€“ he was furious to the point of almost bursting out of his seatbelt, ready for war,ย  while he yelled expletives at the delivery driver and his delivery assistant โ€“ 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 โ€“ head in my hands, wondering what time of the night I was going to get home – but mildly entertained by my taxi driver โ€“ he was a verbal warrior, he certainly wasnโ€™t shy about expressing what side of the fence he stood on, and not โ€˜trying to be polite about it eitherโ€™ 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 โ€“ surely?

Maybe pedestrian rage has a part to play too!! (Perhaps living in the wilderness is the only way to escape). ๐ŸŒณ

If youโ€™ve had any funny, scary or just annoying road rage stories, please do tell โ€“ share them below, I mean how bad can it get?ย 

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