Road rage is the behavior by a driver of an automobile or other motor vehicle, which thus causes collisions or incidents on roadways. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving. (wikipedia)
So my morning was going so well today. I woke up on time feeling refreshed and ready to face the kids at school! It was raining out so I decided to leave my house 5 minutes early just in case I ran into any trouble on the roads.
I made it through town and hopped on the freeway. About 2 minutes later a man in a red charger became a complete idiot! He started braking which made me brake (mind you I was about 4-5 car lengths away from him) so it wasn't like I was on his butt and he had a reason to be a jerk!
So I changed lanes and than he followed and went right in front of me. And he started braking again!!! Than I changed lanes again....and he followed...braking again!
At this point I was getting REALLY frustrated with him! What the heck did I do to piss him off? Nothing!!!
I changed lanes one more time because my exit was coming up. He stayed in the left lane...than at the very last possible second he pulled in front of me and hit his brakes SO hard my purse went flying when I slammed on mine. I cussed out loud! At this point we were off the freeway on the exit ramp and at the red light. I almost got out of the car to give this man a piece of my mind! But, it was raining and I didn't want to ruin my hair because it came out really pretty today. So I took several deep breaths! I was not going to let this man ruin my Monday!
So the light turns green. 5 cars in front of him go through the light. He crawls through it going about 2 mph. I just followed thinking if this idiot doesn't stop being a jerk I'm going to.....patient betty be patient....deep breaths!! So I almost didn't make it through the light....it was a yellow light but I went through it anyway!
I finally had a chance to pass him when we got to double lanes. I could have really lost my religion on this man but instead I killed him with kindness!
I slowly drove pass him and smiled REALLY big as I waved at him and said, "have a great Monday"!!
I ran into trouble alright! Not the kind of trouble I thought. But I handled it well.
My Monday was wonderful!!!!