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Screaming from Car Windows

I go walking quite a bit, particularly of late, because my doctor has told me my cholesterol level is far too high. Frequently, when walking near busy roads, I experience incoherent screaming from car windows.

This screaming is usually perpetrated by some young person, either male or female, traveling shotgun, with the sole purpose of startling yours truly, the pedestrian. Sometimes it even works (if you're someone who does this - works best if you're coming from behind. Shouting, coming from the opposite direction just makes you look clueless).

The thing is, sometimes these people will actually yell something, which I presume to be witty, clever or biting that makes their companions in the car think they are way cool. Unfortunately all I hear is "duhwaahhhhhzeeeeeeeeee....".

Doesn't matter what is yelled either. It's incomprehensible. If you're someone who screams from a car window, know this: I have no idea what you said. You're not cool if the person who's meant to hear, whatever it is you said, doesn't hear it.

Whilst I'm on this topic, here's another of my pet beefs directed at people in cars when I'm walking. If you're one of those people who beep their car horns at pedestrians because you know them and want to get their attention so you can wave. Ninety percent of the time I won't recognize your car and I can't see who you are through the reflection on your tinted windows.

If per chance I do finally click to your identity you'll have driven beyond sight before I get chance to wave - so really, don't bother beeping your car horn. Just keep driving. Otherwise you're going to think I'm ignoring you.

I've come across a lot of weird situations from car drivers whilst out walking. From having things thrown at me from moving cars to having people stop to ask for directions, then acting like arrogant pratts who think they're doing me a favor for giving me the privilege of helping them get to where they're going.

I've even seen people 'road skiing' - holding onto an open door with both feet (wearing joggers) on the road whilst the car is moving.

The sweetest thing is watching it all go wrong (so long as no one is hurt). Such as the time I saw the rear wheels fall off a car whilst doing a burn out. There's nothing better than seeing a fool in their car being inconvenienced by their own stupidity.

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