I just had the most monumental idiot driving behind me on my way home.
I was coming down a highway, and I came to a part where I had to turn left. You get a turn signal there, but that wasn’t lit at the moment; just the standard green light. Some cars were coming in the opposite direction, so I stopped, to wait for a gap in traffic. The light then began to turn yellow, and there were still a few more cars coming; one was turning right onto the road I was about to turn left onto, and the other was still going straight. Not sure how the one going straight would choose to drive (that is, if he would go through the yellow or not), I decided not to take my chances and wait for the next green, as it’s a very short wait time (less than 20 seconds, surely). This is when it begins.
The idiot behind me, driving a beat up piece of crap for a car, began to honk is horn at me, to try and make me jump out into traffic and go, so he could save a little time. I look in my rear view mirror, and it’s an old fellow, probably inbred, with few teeth, and a big, stupid yet creepy grin on his face. So I mutter some curses, and wait for the light to turn green. I then turn left, and am coming home on this street, where the speed limit is 30. Things were fine, up until we came to a four way stop. Being the nice person I am, I let someone go before me, since it was unsure of whether he stopped first or I stopped first; at this moment, I noticed the crazy old guy behind me was making hand motions. Ignoring him, I went through the four way stop, on to the street where I live.
This is a residential street, now, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour. It’s two directional, with only a single lane on each side, and an emergency / parking / recreation lane on the side of that (so it looks like four lanes, but only two are drivable, one on each side). This is where the real “fun” began. This old weirdo began to tailgate me, even though I was doing 25 (especially since many young children live and play around here). He continued to tailgate me, and honked at me as I slowed down over speed humps (because doing 25 over those will thrash my, and a lot of people’s, cars). Ignoring him, I kept driving. That is, until, he started to try to GO AROUND ME on this residential street (keep in mind, this is a no passing area). He got over into the emergency / parking lane, and tried to go around me. Given how absurdly unsafe it was, and that there was another car behind him that was driving normally, I did what I thought was best and kept at it, so he couldn’t go around me (as stopping my car would’ve complicated things for the other driver, and this asshole has no right to be driving like this). So, he tries this twice, both times, he fails to get around me.
I begin to wonder now, just how crazy this guy is. That is, is he going to follow me home or something (he surely looked the part). I’m just a little ways from my house, now, and just before I was about to turn left to pull into my drive way, this nut jumps over into the opposing traffic lane this time, while a car is coming, speeds up and goes around me.
Shocked, appalled, and moreover, irritated, I gave the guy the finger as he went around me, and turned into the driveway of my home. Had the idiot waited one more second, he could’ve been able to drive as dumb as he wanted, WITHOUT having to put my life, the life of the oncoming driver, and his own apparently worthless life (and I say worthless because he seemed to have absolutely no value of it what so ever).
So, now, I’m just annoyed, and at the same time, sickened by the impatience, idiocy and complete disregard people have for other human lives, their own lives, common courtesy, decency and the law. Oye.