[Metro] Maybe one day cyclists and drivers will get on. Until then, we give you this latest piece of road rage.
An irate cyclist climbed on top of a taxi after he claimed to have been sworn at by the driver. Pictures emerged yesterday showing the man clamber on the bonnet and sit there until police came to take him off. The incident unfolded on the Mall near Buckingham Palace.
Police were quick to intervene. One witness, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I was in my car waiting to cross at the lights when I saw the cyclist cut right in front of the taxi.
‘He jumped off his bike – leaving it directly in the driver’s path – and climbed onto the bonnet.’
Well, I can’t fault the bicyclist for this one. How many times have you had a disagreement with someone and settled it by planting your ass on the hood of their car and refusing to move until the police take you away? We’ve all be there. It’s basically Arguing 101 at this point. Get sworn at, stop traffic. It’s only logical.
I mean honestly, what else was he supposed to do? Just move on? Get over it? Extend a finger? Maybe yell back with some harsh words of his own? Fuck no. That’s all loser talk. Real men take DECISIVE action when someone mildly insults them for (I can only assume) riding their bike like a complete asshole. And nothing proves that you’re the big swinging dick in the neighborhood like sitting on a car and refusing to move!
So I give this bicyclist a big A+ not just for what he did, but for where he did it. Right outside of Buckingham Palace? Oh Bikey, you sly dog. I know what you’re up to. And frankly, it’s a good thing the police intervened where they did. What if Kate Middleton had happened to look out a window just then? We ALL know nothing gets the royal panties wetter than a man in spandex causing an uproar on a busy street. No doubt she would have been instantly overcome with lust, and then we’d have had a REAL scandal on our hands.Follow @footstepsfaIco