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which hand jesture?

alfunkalfunk Posts: 12
edited July 2007 in Commuting chat
I just wondered if anyone has a particular hand jesture which they give when a car, van, lorry or more commonly a bus comes too close for comfort..

I think in 60 miles of commuting this week I have flipped the bird 7 times and only once told a car driver that they masturbate!

Whats ur favorite and has it ever got you into trouble??


  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,408
    Middle finger most often, w*nker sign for the worst people/repeat offenders.
  • BentMikeyBentMikey Posts: 4,895
    Better not to do or say anything rude, IMO. That usually reflects more upon yourself than on the driver who offended you.

    I usually let out a loud Oi and make a pushing to the right gesture to indicate they didn't leave enough room and need to move over more.
  • joebejoebe Posts: 333
    a slap on the bus/car (not lorries though) with the flat of the hand if they're that close usually has the desired effect, though be careful as I did this to a nobby Volvo earlier in the week and it really hurt - what's more he didn't even notice.
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  • georgeegeorgee Posts: 537
    I gave it the bird and the w*nker motion the other night to some tw*t in a van, I think it all got lost in the motion and I cycled away wishing I'd just used the hammer I randomly had in my bag to put a handy little dent in his windscreen.
  • ChrisLSChrisLS Posts: 2,749 to not react...a find a good mutter under the breathe is best...
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • Eat My DustEat My Dust Posts: 3,965
    I've tried everything, but even a shake of the head can make people erupt!!
  • jedsterjedster Posts: 2,004
    wot mikey said

    I do use the "sad and disappointed" head shake when people do silly things in front of me
  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    I've tried everything, but even a shake of the head can make people erupt!!

    Few weeks back on the King's Road a RLJ cut in front of a landscape gardener's van causing it to sweve towards the kerb and force me to do an emergency stop. No real drama and I shook my head at the RLJ as he sped off into the distance. Next thing I know is the passenger in the van leaning out of the window and trying to take a swipe at me, shouting "don't shake your f*****g head at me you f*****g c**t!" This was at around 0730. What a charming way to start the day :(
  • Hairy JockHairy Jock Posts: 558
    I've tried everything, but even a shake of the head can make people erupt!!

    It is surprising just how upset some drivers can get if you just shake you head, I think it is because deep down they know they are in the wrong but can't admit it as that makes you their equal. Sad bastards. :evil:
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