So today I did a little shopping and then was heading home. I was trying to move from the left lane to the right lane because my turn was coming up, I put my turn signal on hoping someone would let me over. The guy in the right lane decided to play some juvenile game where everytime I sped up to get in front of him he sped up and everytime I tried to slow down to get behind him he slowed down. This went on for more than a block.
Finally I resolved that his car was nicer than mine and he wasn’t actually going to hit me and I stepped on the gas and very gradually began moving into the right lane. I could see his car in my side view and I would have just to enough room to make it over if he didn’t speed up. Well he tried to speed up for the umpteenth time and I just gradually kept moving over until he had to break and let me in. This probably wasn’t my best choice but I was getting really sick of this game and was going to miss my turn if I didn’t get over soon.
Unfortunately right after I got into the right lane we hit a red light and I see the guy behind get out of his car. For a split second I thought God please don’t let this guy have a gun - I mean you never know these days. He comes storming up to my driverside window and bangs really hard on it with it with his fist. For second I thought he might break it, he screams some expletives and gives me the middle finger -the guys was in some kind of serious rage. I just looked at him rather dumbfounded because here is this forty something year old guy acting like a child having a temper tantrum with the vocabulary of a sailor. The light changed and he got back in his car and I ended up driving until he turned off because I didn’t know if this nut job was going to follow me home. I thank God my daughter was not with me to witness this lovely display.
As I made my way home my mind kept going back to the image of this guy in my window and the lovely things he called me -and utterly stupid and childish his behavior was. I mean this wasn’t some teenager, this guy was at least forty. I did pray for him and I hope if he has a wife and children he treats them better than he treated me. I do have prolife bumper stickers on my car. I thought maybe that is what set him off, I really don’t know. I just can’t imagine any adult men that I personally know behaving in such a way. I shutter to think how frightening this would have been for my daughter if she had been in the car. I guess next time I’ll just miss my turn.:shrug: