So; this morning, waiting to turn across the road into my son's school, we were third in line.
Car one turns, all fine, well in front of the cyclist coming the other way in the cycle lane.
The car in front of me hesitates, I figure she has seen him coming and waits.
Nope ! She then turns right in front of him, however he's seen her idiocy/blindness coming and has slowed down.
I think 'what a tw@t' of the driver, he is shaking his head and saying loud stuff. Not surprised he's hacked off. But he did see it coming. So did I.
She's then waiting in the traffic that's formed in school drop off area.
He now comes to a complete halt. Parks his bike against the fence, approaches her, shouting and throwing his arms about, getting her attention. I can see she looks panicked. So does the boy in the back. He points at himself, points at her, points at the kid, kicks out at her car door and thumps her mirror. He then leaves and rides off. She picks up her phone and dials.
The world is full of tw@ts.
Yeah, there's little point in escalating. I get the anger, though. It tends to happen when someone's thoughtfulness, impatience or aggression puts your life in danger. Earlier this week I was walking across the pedestrian crossing in front of the office, carrying my bike shoes and helmet (going from the bike storage to my office). A driver with his head down looking at his phone blows through the crossing, nearly striking me. He looked up just enough to see that he wasn't going to be able to stop in time, so kept going and looked straight back down at his phone. I regret to say that I was just not quite quick enough to punch or kick his stupid car, but briefly considered hurling a shoe at it.