Today on Oxford street in London I saw a man get beeped at by a black cab driver as he crossed a side road. The traffic lights had changed before the guy had finished crossing and the cabbie wanted to ensure the man knew it.
Believe me, from his two fingered salute I’m pretty sure he knew it.
Without uttering a word, these two strangers had engaged in the following conversation…
Cabbie – “Come on mate, I haven’t got all day here. The lights have changed and I need to turn left into that street, but you’re causing me to delay that turn by a further 4 seconds. So i’m going to beep my horn at you unnecessarily just so you and those around you are alerted to the fact that you’re taking too long!”
Man – “Fuck off”
I love London. I really, really do(n’t).