while carrying home a bag of shopping from morrisons earlier I had to cross a road which had a bit of a traffic jam on it. I waited for the traffic to slow up and did the 'someone holding door open' run to weave between the queued traffic.
As I made my way through the cars the traffic started to move on, so I hurried to the other side only to be beeped and yelled at by some woman in a suburban cattletruck sized people carrier (with one child in the back).
she screamed that I should pay attention instead of listening to my 'fucking' ipod (the headphones weren't in my ears but dangling down).
I said that there was nowt wrong, and that the traffic was stopped when i crossed.
she yelled that i was a twat.
the kid looked pretty uncomfortable.
i turned to leave and she shouted something else so i stuck up a middle finger at her.
it's a really urbanised area, she can't have been travelling more that 15minutes walk from the school her kid was wearing the uniform for.
for a wee while afterwards I was sure she'd be bound to bring her kid into the library where i work and see me there and still be an arse about it - I figure the kind of person who screams at strangers in the street is the sort of arse to keep that anger burning - but having through about it she's probably the uppity snotty sort to live across in jesmond and wouldn't associate with the unwashed working classes of byker.