I've worked in the same area (geographically speaking) for the best part of 15 years and only recently have I noticed many fellow motorists are blatantly queue jumping using a dirty little trick!
Here goes - Rant mode ON:
When I leave work, it's normally pretty busy and I have to join a queue of traffic to turn left at a roundabout.
Someone normally flashes me (now think headlights here folks, headlights) and kindly lets me pull into this traffic jam.
There's always about ten cars in front of me and it takes a few minutes for me to reach the traffic island, as the cars in front are giving way to traffic coming from the other directions.
HOWEVER! I've recently noticed that about half the cars passing me in the right-hand lane, are NOT ACTUALLY TURNING RIGHT AT ALL!
They are cars from behind me, that are pulling out and joining the right-hand lane, then going all the way round the island, actually exiting left, jumping the queue!!!
[See 'the red line of effrontery' in figure #1]
So there I am, waiting patiently in line, like the Highway Code abiding citizen I am, while cars are tearing down the outside lane "indicating right" and then actually doing full circle and turning left, so I have to queue twice as long because of all these arseholes!!!
I honestly can't believe the f'ing audacity of SO MANY PEOPLE!!!
Have they got no shame or conscience?
It winds the hell out of me that these people have no problem openly queue jumping!
How are they getting away with this???
Has this 'little trick' become acceptable or what???
To entertain myself in the prolonged wait, I've started taking a mental note of the last three letters of cars' number plates passing me on the right and then I guess to see if they will emerge again, and I reckon I can spot a 'queue jumper' 90% of the time now!
Doing stuff like this doesn't even cross my mind and I would feel so guilty if I did it.
I HATE YOU QUEUE JUMPERS... EVERY BLOODY LAST ONE OF YOU
Rant mode OFF
Has anyone else experienced stuff like this?
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