Hopes raised...and dashed.

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Richard, Feb 25, 2003.

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  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    A part of my commute is a right turn on a steep hill with a lot of fast traffic. Being a lardy git,
    I'm not exactly doing Warp Factor 10 up the hill. So I always glance back and stick out my arm in
    good time waiting for some kind soul to acknowledge that the slow cyclist wants to move across the
    lane to turn right. And invariably the sight of the outstretched right arm forces the poor drivers
    to put their foot down and overtake, often laced with a liberal peppering of horn to keep the little
    scrote back in the gutter where he belongs.

    So last night I'm tootling home, and get to looking/signalling position. A quick glance and out goes
    the arm, thoroughly expecting at least two or three cars to take that as 'please overtake'. But no!
    Car slows right down, smoothly and evenly! No horn! I nearly fall off my bike with shock! I move
    across, glancing once more to give a cheerful wave of thanks to my benefactor. Given that the Tour
    de France doesn't often visit Sheffield, it must be that at least one normal bloke/ess off the
    street has decided to be courteous to cyclists!

    But sadly, my high hopes are dashed, crushed into the ground. My mystery benefactor was...a
    police car.

    Ah well. Perhaps I'll meet a courteous member of the public one day.

    R.
     
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  2. Kit Wolf

    Kit Wolf Guest

    > But sadly, my high hopes are dashed, crushed into the ground. My mystery benefactor was...a
    > police car.

    Look on the bright side... A cycle-friendly police driver sounds rather positive, to me.

    Kit
     
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