WMarkLancs wrote:Why shout?
I appreciate people will get varying mileage, but I have had good results (i.e. no abuse at all) from simply saying variations of "Excuse me", "Passing by on your right" and so on.
This is in varying parts of the country, so it isn't a local thing. But it could be in the tone of voice.
I tend to say ''ding,ding'' on approach,followed by ''could I just squeeze past please'' or ''hello,could I get past please''.
I also do this... But I have ended up getting bellified, having had a few experiences of being scowled at for not using a bell, even though I find the personal touch more friendly, so now I'll do both quite often, or judge the situation- speak/'vocalise' (ding ding) 1st usually, then bell, then speak again. My Vaya's (green
) bell makes a nice ting-tong, which I find friendlier than the ping of the single bell (as on my Orange
I also tend to sing, mutter and make noises (talking to the animals mostly) while riding along in a world of my own, which also happens to alert folk too...