By hoggypig - 23/04/2012 13:00

Today, I was walking across a pedestrian crossing and waved at the driver of the car who'd stopped, just to say thank you. She stuck her middle finger up at me. FML
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Pedestrians first. No one said drivers liked the rule.

What an odd way of saying "you're welcome!" She must be new in town.

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Pedestrians first. No one said drivers liked the rule.

Pedestrians hate drivers, drivers hate pedestrians... That's how it works. Although we probably all have been both at some point so it's actually pretty silly!

The driver probably thought the pedestrian was being sarcastic honeslty

I hate cyclist that act like pedestrians as but bike in the middle of the road

For some reason this won't post so I'll attempt making it a two-parter: I hate pedestrians and bicyclists. As far as the pedestrian rule, if there is ONE car making a right turn, it makes more sense to let the car turn first. As a pedestrian you have to wait no more than 2 seconds for the car to turn. But the car waiting for the pedestrian has to wait forever...especially for the many pedestrians who refuse to do the "oh hey you're turning let me speed up a little so I don't inconvenience you TOO much" trot.

Part 2: Bikers are the WORST. In my area, they LOVE riding in the streets like they're cars, whether there is a sidewalk, bike lane, or teleportation device made especially for bikers. Hey bikers: no matter how fast you THINK you're going...I'm in a freaking car. Get the fuck out of my way. And yes, I know these rules are for pedestrians' safety. I'm in a big bad car that could kill you, whereas I'd be fine if you walked/ biked into my car, and hey I'd probably add at most five minutes to my trip from waiting for you and the associated missed lights, what's the emergency, blah blah blah.... But screw you, pedestrians, my time is infinitely more important than yours. Dicks.

FML is being weird my second comment disappeared. Trying again... Why I hate both hate pedestrians and bicyclists: Bikers are the WORST. In my area, they LOVE riding in the streets like they're cars, whether there is a sidewalk, bike lane, or teleportation device made especially for bikers. Hey bikers: no matter how fast you THINK you're going...I'm in a freaking car. Get the fuck out of my way. And yes, I know these rules are for pedestrians' safety. I'm in a big bad car that could kill you, whereas I'd be fine if you walked/ biked into my car, and hey I'd probably add at most five minutes to my trip from waiting for you and the associated missed lights, what's the emergency, blah blah blah.... But screw you, pedestrians, my time is infinitely more important than yours. Dicks.

Looks like my phone was just having a glitch...sorry for the extra post!

In my area they like to park themselves in a blind spot just under the top of a hill, and ten feet after that is a stop sign. Damn bicyclists get the fuck out of my way next time or I'll have a free red paintjob. They are not and never will be your roads, so keep your skinny asses on the side where there is plenty of room. I also absolutely love the giant ass packs of 20 bicyclists 5 people wide taking up the whole road. I enjoy counting how many points I can get hitting all the fuckers. We all know you guys like keeping in shape and all but keep away from the cars, kinda common sense.

18-Wow! I didn't know there was such a thing as a sarcastic wave! I must be sleeping under a rock!

Im very close to getting my license, so soon I'll be able to join your hate group :)

^Not for long. I just thumbed you down. :OOOOO

Did you know that in most areas, by law, bikers are required to ride on the street? The more you know.

Are drivers really this impatient? You think not being allowed killing bikers and pedestrians is annoying? Try biking up a hill and having to lose all your momentum at an intersection because some douche in a Camaro wants to run a stop sign.

97- well there was this one time I was driving and there were pedestrians everywhere in somewhere like Miami, on the streets...drunk. I mean they weren't even close to the Malibu club where you would expect them to be. I didn't give a shit I ran them over, how dare they get in my damn way, immediately the cops were on my ass, even more when I ran over a few hookers and an annoying tourist carrying a camera around his neck. My car was getting beat up so bad so I hopped out and jacked one from this annoying guy and the girlfriend did not leave she screamed until I ran it in the water and I presume she drowned. Then I completed vice city.

I hate when people play chicken accros the road... :/

#61, I spent 5 years as a pedestrian, and around here, I didn't get the option of going before cars. People almost ran me over on a weekly basis. On a daily basis, people would stop for the light completely blocking the cross walk and giving me a dirty look when I went around their vehicles. I always tried to be polite and let turning vehicles go first if there weren't many, but there is definitely not a belief in this city that pedestrians have the right of way, so that may just have been self preservation on my part.

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Holy shit. People still do that?

Poor you I bet you were really traumatized by something that happens to almost everybody.

I don't know where you live, but I never get flipped off for being friendly..

You're kidding, right? The point of this FML is that OP got a rude gesture because OP thanked her for letting her pass. Not every FML is the "life-destroying", "traumatizing" kind. It's more like funny anecdotes about how life just flip us the bird once in a while, like that driver.

Chill out! Everyone has those days where they can't help being in shitty moods. How do you know the driver wasn't rushing to hospital to see a loved one? There are multiple points to the FML. The fact that OP was flipped a bird, or how the driver was in a bad mood or even the way OP walked across the crossing.

Should have walked faster

Should have walked slower actually, just to piss her off more :). Then, drop your wallet and slowly pick it up. As you pick it up, drop all the spare change you have in it and pick every bit of it off the street. Then, finally, finish crossing the street and flip back the middle finger at her :)!!!

Ugh, comment posted twice, had to edit this one -_-

5 - Yes, because it was totally OP's fault. Ever thought about how the driver was being an impatient bitch?

19 - And be run over. :)

34 - Even better. Making sure you get the license plate number the moment she flipped the middle finger at you, if she ran over you, sue her ass and make easy money to support you for years :).

Agreed. Theres nothing more annoying then when you get the casual party of people who you let cross and they take their time walking single file as slow a they can.

What an odd way of saying "you're welcome!" She must be new in town.

Well stop waving then and get the hell outta the way!!!

I always wave to thank drivers who stop for me, whether I'm walking or driving. It's the polite thing to do.

Seems like she wished it wasn't illegal to run over pedestrians.

Don't let the Bounty Hunters catch you.

Only illegal in a crosswalk. If you hit a pedestrian and they're not in a crosswalk they can get stuck with a ticket! That's why I assign people point values and try to hit them.

Sigh, wrong. Pedestrians always have the right of way. They can get a jaywalking ticket for it, but they can still sue the pants off of you for hitting them. Think about that next time you want to try some real life GTA.

A pedestrian could be walking drunk down the lanes in the middle of the highway and it's still illegal to hit them. In every state I've lived in, pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way, no matter how illegal their actions.

46, nothing better than a drunken high way walk in the dark to get your heart racing...

Llama_Face89, you're an idiot. It's not funny to say you assign people points and TRY to hit them. My fiance was hit by a truck a few years ago while working road construction and was killed. So you're little joke isn't funny, it just makes you look like an ignorant asshole.

Thanks, it's been a few years ago, '06, but yeah, something that affects you forever I think! But that's why I get mad when people make stupid comments like that. Not trying to be a bitch, but people just don't think before they speak! Childish, not funny to joke about.

92) oh sweetie I am so sorry, sending good well heartfelt vibes your way.

92- sorry for your loss :(

The driver's an asshole. If you didn't go in front of him when it wasn't your turn to cross, he had no reason to do that.

"She stuck her middle finger up at me." ...

My bad...? It doesn't change my point

Don't make eye contact in the big city, it's a sign of aggression. Keep your eyes forward and look down on the ground just in front of you. You might survive that way. Also, no smiling. City dwellers think you are baring your teeth and will run over you pre-emptively.

No trees or grass? All that concrete! Green is an unfamiliar colour!

Maybe the driver thought OP was mocking her. OP:*wave* Driver: you wave at ME!? You cut in front of ME, and cause ME to be late for work, and now you wave?!??I'll give you something to wave at, you little mother******!