Friday, March 4, 2011

A little bit of the road rage

On my way home from our morning outing, I slowed down because the car in front of me was turning. There was no turn lane. Just a two way county road.  As I countinued to slow, I heard the car behind me lay on the horn.

This ticked me off a little. Did the car behind me think I was going to keep my foot on the pedal and ram the turning car? Did she think I should swerve into oncoming traffic so we didn't have to slow down. Should I endanger one of the most important things in this world (Bear Cub) so she didn't miss her hair appointment. The crabbier I got, the slower I drove.  I knew that I would eventually have to turn and she would get to go on her merry way. But until then, it became my mission to drive 5 miles below the speed limit.

Two miles later, I signaled into the turn lane, making sure to slow waaaaaay down well before I needed to. She sped up next to me and for 1.5 seconds the two of us held stink eyes with one another.  Luckily, my middle finger got the message that we are trying to be better people.  This is huge progress as just 5 months ago I practically punched the person in my passenger seat trying to get my finger out of her window to communicate my disapproval to a punk that tried to push me off the road.

Happy Friday My Friends. May the road rise up to meet you...but not the road rage.

1 comment:

  1. The other day I was talking to gma jean on the phone and somoene cut me off and I MAY have slipped and said "well F (fil in other letters here) you too" ***he gave me the bird first. Anyway, I forgot I was on the phone and heard a very confused "pardon me, what did you say?" on the other side. Yep...shining moment. BRIGHT SHINING moment!
    Way to teach your middle finger/small child to be a better person! I am proud.