I would like to start off by apologizing for going around you. It was a mistake on my part; I was paying a little more attention to what was going on behind me than to what was going on in front. I also understand why you honked your horn a few times. I’ve been on the receiving end of bad driving too (heck, who hasn’t?) and I also like to let the offending driver know that they screwed up.
I will admit to being a little bit surprised when you started swearing and throwing the finger at me, though. We were going pretty slow, so its not like either of us was in danger of being in a serious accident. You also looked upset, I can’t say that I’ve gone as far as to swear like a sailor when I think I have been wronged on the road, but then again, I”m a pretty level-headed guy. I honk my horn once and then life goes on.
I don’t know what it served to accomplish, though. It didn’t get you to your destination faster, didn’t upset me, and only served to provide a spectacle to the other drivers around us. I was on the verge of hollering back “Sorry!” but I figured that you wouldn’t be able to hear me over the sound of your own yelling. If getting your ‘road rage’ on made you feel better, then I’m glad for that. I got a laugh out of it, too, so I guess we can call it a win-win.
We should always learn from our mistakes. I learned two things from this one: first of all, I should double check my front and back before passing someone, and second, people look like idiots when they holler and scream like little kids. Thanks for the lesson. Drive friendly, now!