Friday, June 5, 2009

Witness of Road Rage

While riding I do not always pay attention to the road. I talk to Doug and the boys and look around, which was the case last night on the way home from taking the boys getting haircuts. Doug noticed a car and truck driving fast and cutting each other off. Why? You've got me, there is no reason for it other than to take your anger out on someone who is minding there own business until you present your attitude. I have to admit I do not experience road rage but on occasion if someone is sitting in front of me at the stoplight and talking on the phone, pretty much not paying attention, I will say, "get off the phone and drive", not mean in any way just talking to myself. That is until I heard Eli repeat it one day when we were setting and waiting for the car in front of us to go and he repeating, "Lady, get off the phone and drive". Hilarious definitely but you always have to make sure what you say and especially how you say it. Anyway, back to the road rage we observed last night. This car and truck were driving fast back and forth and they go over into the slow lane and then the truck pulled into the fast lane and stayed even with the car the whole time making very obscene gestures. The car then speeds up and moves over into the fast lane, the truck moves over into the slow lane and then speed up and stays even with them. The truck then moves over into the fast lane, sticking his arms out the window and you know what those gestures entailed this all the while pushing the car further over to the side of the road driving down the highway. Luckily the car slowed down and was able to get back on the road, otherwise the would have ran into the bridge (this happened at 106th to 116th street north). They both continued to speed up but the car was now following the truck and I am assuming on the phone with police, I would have been if it happened to me. We then noticed the truck get off the highway near Collinsville and the car turning around to possibly follow. I would have only if I were on the phone with the police and they were nearby. But these days you have to be careful because you never know what could happen, they could have a gun in the car with them or even follow you to where ever you are going. It is like I said to Doug last night, why can't people just mind there business and drive home in peace the world would be a better place if everyone wouldn't be so uptight out everything and taking their anger out on the nearest person or car beside them or driving down the road.

6 comments:

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Wow, that must have been scary to watch. I don't get the road rage thing, either.

Oh, and funny about your boy...they really do hear everything we say, don't they?!

Debbie said...

You do have to be very careful these days. People are crazy!

~Sandy~ said...

Oh my! I'm glad you all got some safely.
Just wanted to tell you that I was thinking of you today. I left you an award over at my blog. I really enjoy your blog. It always makes me smile:)
Hugs, Sandy

Kris said...

People are nuts....and sometimes the way they act makes you react negatively...and sometimes positively!! Stopping by on a recommendation from Sandy!

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