Georgina's Raw Journey
Cycling to work this morning along the pavement where pretty much everyone is ok, I saw ahead of me a man with a big German Shepherd. I didn't ring my bell in case I frightened the dog. I waited until the pavement was wide enough for me to pass him.
Well! The torrent of verbal abuse I got was legion.
I asked him not to shout at me which was rather grown up of me I thought and then cycled off giving him a two-finger salute (which was childish!).
If I had mown him down, caused him to step into the gutter, kicked his dog, riden through a puddle and drenched him then I could understand him being cross but this came from nowhere.
It is a pavement that appears to allow cycling because the lights for crossing the roads at either end have bicycle symbols on them.
Anyway ... not the most pleasant start to the day!