>Forget baseball – America has a new pasttime


It’s called Road Rage! I just finished a 1500 mile trip through New England. I didn’t fly but I still kissed the ground when I got home. There’s nothing like a long road trip to remind you that there are many, many really crazy people out there with a one ton weapon at their disposal.

I actually had to stop and check the back of my car to make sure some prankster didn’t put a “please run me off the road” sign on my bumper. I mean, I’m not responsible for pot holes, road construction, speed limits, radar traps or any other highway problem another driver might have. Why do they want to take out their frustration on me? Oh, and for those of you who read my other posts, I didn’t once leave my blinker on for an extended time.

We’ve all seen him. The dreaded “weaver”.  I had drivers who apparently thought I was out to ruin their whole day pass and cut in front of me with mere inches to spare. There’s little I can do at that point but I will not give them the satisfaction of honking at them afterward. That would acknowledge that they had accomplished something. And of course, if they are crazy enough to drive like that, they are probably also crazy enough to have a loaded AK-47 on the front seat with them. As the man said, “discretion is the better part of valor”. Anyway, there are other ways of getting even with those miscreants.

Well, I”ve got to end this post. I have to go outside to try to get the blood off my front bumper. Drive safely!

2 thoughts on “>Forget baseball – America has a new pasttime

  1. >Hey Jeri. Just noticed your comment. Sorry. Actually I think there are about 5 or 6 loyal readers but only one who signed up as a follower. I mainly write it as a way of journaling, but so glad you enjoy it. I'm keenly aware that you and others probably don't agree with much of it but I wish more people would comment and leave their point of view. I learn from those.As for getting even with the road ragers, the only way I can figure out is to ignore them. I think that pisses them off more than anything. Of course once in a great, great, great while you see one pulled over by a trooper. That's when I honk!

  2. >Al – just to let you know that you have 2 people who read, and enjoy, your blogs! Having just completed our drive from Elmira to Hilton Head – with a 2 hour delay on 66/17 to get from 81 to 95 I am in full agreement with you re: idiots on the highway…except I HAVE TO HONK THE HORN! Sorry, I just can't help myself. Can you share the "other ways to get back"? Jeri

Your turn to write, but please don't be wittier than me. My ego is quite fragile.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s