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Run a red light

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:30 pm
by Stevenloan
- Hi guys! I drive through a green light but a man suddenly runs a red light and he brakes hard and almost hits my car. I get furious and want to say something to him. Which question below fits better in this context?

1. Do you want to die?
2. Are you sick of death?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Run a red light

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:20 am
by trolley
#1 might be taken as a threat and #2 doesn't really make any sense...I'd probably just consider myself lucky and drive on or give him the "palms up" gesture, which (around here) means "what the fuck were you thinking?"

Re: Run a red light

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:47 pm
by Phil White
I think Steven probably meant to write "are you sick of life?" in 2.

I think it would be more normal to say "are you tired of life?" or "are you tired of living?", and that could well be appropriate in such a situation.

For me, I would probably drive up the road a little, then stop and light up a pipe and think of all the things I should have said...

Re: Run a red light

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:07 pm
by Erik_Kowal
"Were you trying to kill us both, you ******* *****!?"

Re: Run a red light

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:05 pm
by BonnieL
Phil White wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:47 pm For me, I would probably drive up the road a little, then stop and light up a pipe and think of all the things I should have said...
Me too - except for the pipe. I have had 2 memorable experiences of having to dodge idiots who ran red lights. I remember being so surprised that I was a better driver than I thought!

Re: Run a red light

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:34 pm
by Stevenloan
trolley, Phil White, Erik and BonnieL : Thank you all so much for your help. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan