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Road rage strikes again.
This week, I decided to take a different path home, hoping to shave a bit of time off of my commute. So, instead of going right, I went left, as I have done other times, but usually only if I need to stop at Target, or some other retail establishment.
Instead of going my merry way (la la de da), I had unintentionally become part of a huge backup. I didn't really know what was going on, but had no choice but to move with it.
Traffic was moving very slowly. It's boring, right? So, what do we do when we are bored? We check e-mail, or texts, or something like that. I was doing the same....and when I looked up, I noticed that a woman in a Hyundai mini van had nudged her left bumper between me and the car in front of me. Seriously, there was probably only a foot between us, and now this woman's bumper.
She is forcing her way in. She didn't have on a turn signal, or indicated in any way that she was hoping to move into my lane. For me to move forward, I would have to hit her vehicle. My only choice was to let her in. I have seen this happen before in a traffic jam, and it never fails to make me incredulous at the brazen audacity of idiots. Of course, I laid on my horn. She turned towards me and gestured she wanted to move forward ~ duh. Then, when she had managed to pull in front of me she waved ~ I assume a "thank you!". I resisted the urge to flip her the bird, since she had kids in her vehicle.
I found this little article on driving etiquette......