Caution, I Brake for Squirrels

‘Cuh, typical,’ I thought as the power company vehicle roared past me, only to immediately slow down to a crawl. Drivers do hate to get stuck behind a bike, even if they’re only going for another 100 yards because, God knows, those seconds saved may well be crucial. Only he didn’t stop, and continued to crawl along until I saw what the problem was. A red squirrel – in the middle of the village too – trying to make up its little fluffy ginger mind which side of the road it wanted to be on. On we went, squirrel, van, and bike in a short-lived procession until – boing boing boing – Mr Nutkin made it to the safety of a garden and White van man and I were free to speed off in our own fashion.

You see, I told you the traffic could be terrible round here…

9 Responses to Caution, I Brake for Squirrels

  1. nikkipolani says:

    And I thought cats were the only ones who couldn’t decide which side of the road to be on. At least, cats in my neighborhood….

  2. justwilliams says:

    At least Mr Nutkin didn’t become a victim of the SMIDSY syndrome but instead, lived to be indecisive on another day – so some credit to that White Van Man.

  3. disgruntled says:

    Nikki – I think it’s all fluffy creatures, frankly
    JustWilliams – in fairness, WVM is pretty good around here. Although maybe I’d better dress up as a giant red squirrel, just to be on the safe side.

  4. justwilliams says:

    This I have to see!

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  6. Brian Clegg says:

    I know it’s a risky thing, but I to stick up for drivers {ducks}

    I hate passing bikes when driving a car because it always feels so dangerous. So, if I’ve just passed a bike, then it undertakes me and I have to pass it again, I do feel hard done by, because it means I’ve got to put the rider at risk twice. It doesn’t matter how much you pull out to go around a bike, it still feels dangerous.

  7. disgruntled says:

    Brian – if you feel it’s dangerous when passing a bike then it’s probably pretty safe as you’re a) paying attention and b) have actually seen the cyclist which puts you in the top 10% of all drivers… so I think we can forgive your defence of drivers (as long as you don’t make a habit of it).

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