So I’m going to work today. Nothing major, but get behind some slower moving traffic. I’m about four cars back of this one asshole who is going between 45-50 and when we get in this small hamlet, he jams it to 25 (in a 30). At this point, I’m two cars back (others turning off).
So the truck in front of me turns and I’m next in line and coming out of the hamlet and thinking pass. As we hit the 55, he jams the gas to get to about 60 pretty quick like.
Now, I can tell that he’s an older guy. Probably some old coot who thinks he deserves everything in this world and everyone else can piss off. He has the high baseball hat on, mesh backing, the whole nine yards.
So I pass.
Now, remember, I haven’t tailgated or done anything aggressive. All I’m doing is going to pass.
As I go by, I peek over (and my thoughts were right. He looked like an old coot). And what else?
He’s flipping me off.
Now if I had tailgated, or been an asshole, by all means, flip me off. But the bottom line is, I’m en route to work and don’t want to be behind some asshole who can’t decide his speed.
I have done things driving before where I deserved to get the bird. And I’ve issued my own before. But this was ridiculous. And the old guy had to be pushing in his 60s. That and you could tell he was a redneck.
Just by his hat, he was driving a mercury, and well, you could just see he was a redneck.
I never saw him again once I got bolting away from him, which is nice. But what an asshole.