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What makes you angry? Get it off your chest so we can laugh at your impotent rage.

(, Thu 1 May 2008, 23:12)
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Road manners
If I wave someone through when parked cars are blocking half the road, or I let someone out of a junction, it doesn't hurt to give a little wave or a nod of thanks.

I did a survey over the last week and I found that 9 out of 10 male drivers (and all taxi-drivers and I mean all) were courteous and waved/nodded compared to 4 out of 10 women.

It seems that being female makes you an ungrateful motorist, if you're an older women even more so, and if you're in a 4x4 in an affluent neighbourhood then you tend to just force your way through regardless of whether I'm giving you right of way.
(, Wed 7 May 2008, 18:30, 4 replies)
This infuriates me beyond belief

I'm literally swearing away under my breath for a good 5 minutes after a non-waver incident.
(, Wed 7 May 2008, 18:37, closed)
Errr yes
Nothing clever to add but gratitude for you bringing this sub class of humanity up. Ungrateful fuckers should be made to walk as punishment.
(, Wed 7 May 2008, 19:31, closed)
I've noticed that too
I think it's because women drivers have tunnel vision when they are driving. They can't actually see anybody who isn't directly in front or behind them.
(, Wed 7 May 2008, 19:58, closed)
Probably sexist and horrifically un-PC, but...
Whenever I have occasion to drive to work (I usually cycle, and I'm fucking smug about it, so there), my journey takes me down a single lane that splits into two about four car lengths before some traffic lights. The vast majority of cars stay in the left lane, but I need to turn right so take the right lane, which is usually empty. Most of the time I'm blocked from getting into that nice empty stretch of road by a car in the left hand lane [Warning - I'm about to make my point]. If the driver is male, three-quarters of the time he'll notice me behind him and move to give me room. If the driver is female, she'll almost never notice me.

I think it's all to do with cavemen finding things in fridges or something.
(, Wed 7 May 2008, 22:23, closed)

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