Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In Which I Inadvertently Frighten a Pedestrian

I frightened a pedestrian today.

This is the sort of thing I normally frown upon, believing that bikes and riders should not behave towards pedestrians in the way that some motor vehicles and drivers behave towards us.

I hope that you might allow me a certain dispensation in this case, because unfortunately, the young gentleman in question was too busy shouting "Faggot" and similar at an oncoming cyclist on the Crewe Road shared path to notice me approaching from the other direction.

My friendly shout of "Watch out behind you mate" may have been a little loud and sudden, and it is my sincere hope that the shouty pedestrian in question didn't poo his pants, as he appeared to jump considerably with surprise upon hearing me.

As I say, I'm really very sorry. Really.


Karl McCracken (twitter: @karlonsea) said...

I hope you called a cheery apology over your shoulder after passing.

Treadly and Me said...

Mentioning his "behind" might have helped to confirm his preconceived ideas about cyclists?

I think we can let you off with a warning on this one. :-)

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Did he perform the 'funky pedestrian' though ?!