I had to get on here and tell everyone a little bit about my experience with my own road rage. Usually, I’m a pretty laid back person. On the road, it can be a different story. Sure, I’ve done my fair share of stupid moves when driving, but I can’t stand people who don’t plan ahead or pay attention. The story I’m about to tell you took place on a Thursday afternoon. I’m done with work, getting ready to go home to relax, but first I have to make a pit stop to pay a bill.
I take a right hand turn out of the office on to state street, and head south. I change lanes into the middle lane, knowing that I’m going to have to turn left eventually to get to my pit stop. Planning ahead. Well, in the middle lane, there happens to be a slow moving SUV, me being an impatient younger male, I decide that I don’t want to be behind them, so I go into the left-hand lane and begin to drive by them. Suddenly, no signal, no reason (they have no cars in front of them) they cut me off. I’m instantly annoyed and wondering what that was all about. They continue driving slow, oblivious to the move they just pulled, and we get caught in a yellow light I would have easily made going the speed limit. So I sit, fuming behind this SUV while the other cars are going, and I’m stopped at this red light. Well, I decided hey, I’m going to let it go, not a big deal. So I forget about it, and our light turns green. Naturally, there are still a couple of left-hand turners left, and they take their turns, and SUV champ decides to start going. Suddenly a late left-hand turner runs the red light and cuts the SUV off, I’m like WHAT THE!! and we slam on our brakes. As if that was bad enough the SUV continues, and OUT FLIES THE MINIVAN! Another late left-hand turner flies out after the SUV and cuts me off! I lay on my horn and give this lady the meanest stare possible. AND THEN, she looks at ME like I’M the idiot! OH my goodness, I have never been so close to T-boning someone on purpose. I almost stomped on the gas. I withheld, but am still irritated about this incident to this day. Though it has been a couple of weeks now, I am guessing I will get over it… eventually.