I had plans for a WTF Wednesday post, but I decided I don’t want to go into all the details of what happened to me a couple of days ago. It’s another driving rant that ended in a fairly heated altercation.
I also don’t like leaving people hanging like that so here is the short and not so sweet story. A “woman” cut in front of me, I honked because she almost hit me, she freaked out. She was yelling obscenities and flipping me off. I may have yelled, “You cut me off, bitch!” Her worst insult after that was saying I looked 40. That kind of left me speechless because when I saw her frumpy body hanging out of her car with bags the size of suitcases under her eyes, I was certain she was older than me.
Anyway, I’m pretty embarrassed about how I acted and I typically don’t even honk at people unless I really have to in order to avoid a collision. Also, in my defense this lady was a real shitty driver. She got honked at by at least one other driver backing out of the parking lot. I can’t say that it didn’t make me feel just a little bit more valid in my outburst.
So today, I’m thankful for the ability to yell out my car window at a complete stranger and I guess for her to do the same. Are situations like the above what make our country great? No, I don’t think so, but I do like the right to type it all out and publish it for anyone to read.
I like that we are allowed the freedom to act like morons if we so choose and that if you don’t like it, you have the freedom of leaving.
We live in a great country and there have been many that have give up their lives to ensure that we have the freedoms that so many others don’t. In the future, I’ll try to display my freedoms in a little more tactful way.