Good ol’ road rage. It’s a thing that seems to get many people rather riled up. I have a friend who screams for the entire duration of any drive, but if anyone cuts me up, I might mutter “arsehole” under my breath, and then I’m done with it. No need to get het up about the whole thing. There are more important issues in the world, like the fact that Love Island is finishing.
Also, there’s even less reason to throw a wobbly when you’re not actually anything to do with the incident; like Fergus Beeley, a wildlife producer for the BBC. On Saturday, there was an ‘incident’ between two cars on the M27, both of which duly pulled over to swap insurance details, when suddenly, Mr Beeley decided to get involved, and went absolutely overboard. I guess there’s not much more to do or say other than just show you the video of it all.
There’s quite a healthy amount of bad language here, so probably best if you don’t blast it over the office speakers or anything:
So, erm, yeah.
The highlight has to be the bit where Mr Beeley screams at the man: “Put your hands on the car and get ready to die.”
But in a close second is the part where he tries to put an 11-year-old boy under citizens arrest.
Mr Gale, the man who is getting screeched at, said to The Metro:
“It was quite a scary thing.
“He flew into an absolute raving state. When he got out the car he demanded, ‘Do you know who I am?’, and when I said I didn’t he grabbed me and pushed me against the car.”
Remember, Mr Beeley wasn’t actually involved in the accident:
“This car pulled across into our lane and hit our car – our whole car moved and we almost got knocked into the outside lane.
“We pulled over to the side of the road and my wife got out of the car to exchange insurance details with this woman – I didn’t really think anything of it at the time. Then Fergus Beeley pulled up behind us in a different car and started screaming and shouting at us.”
So, erm, yeah. SO, ERM, YEAH.
My advice is, if you are in an accident, and particularly if you merely see one, just be calm – keep it bottled up. Don’t start screaming and shouting – you’ll come off worse.
Genuinely, the only time it’s acceptable to scream and shout is if you try to make a toasted cheese sandwich in the George Foreman, and when you open it the bread is stuck to the top and bottom and all the melted cheese falls out on the counter. Then, it is entirely acceptable to take a huge handful of boiling hot cheese and hurl it at the kitchen window while bellowing expletives louder than you have ever bellowed before. But not just because you saw someone get cut up on the motorway. Come on guys.
Anyway, I’m off to the doctors – need to get this hand looked at.