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Freddie Woo says: What has made you smile and made your day better recently? We need cheering up.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:02)
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The 'Red Arrow' manoeuvre.
Defined as, that moment, when being third in line at the traffic lights at a crossroad; the first car goes left, the second car goes right, and your destination lies straight on.
Sometimes I've been known to change my journey just to enjoy this phenomenon, but, not ten minutes ago, it happened for real. I had to imagine smoke pouring out the back of the car (just been to the mechanic, so I wouldn't have been entirely surprised!) and dramatic music playing as I drove, without deviation, straight across the junction as the other cars peeled off to either side.

Works even better when I'm on the bike, the sound effect in that instance is peeyow as I fly like a bullet from the impromptu display.
(, Mon 27 Jan 2014, 13:32, closed)
Also, squeezing past people on tightly-parked back streets, when you both pull out slightly, pass at the wide bit, and swing back in perfect symmetrical synchrony. Always makes me think of this.
(, Mon 27 Jan 2014, 14:06, closed)
Ha! Old adverts are (sometimes) the best!
Wish there was more give and take on the roads near me, mostly I'm just glad to get anywhere alive.
(, Mon 27 Jan 2014, 15:52, closed)

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