Re-reading all the road rage stories in the archives reminded me of an incident I was part of.
My brother and I were going to the local game store. He was driving, and he was in the left lane (of a four lane road) because the store was on the left. Lo and behold, a funeral procession came along. All the cars in the right lane immediately pulled over out of respect, but we weren’t sure what to do, seeing as we were in the left lane. We spotted an empty spot in between two cars and pulled into that, figuring that would be enough compromise.
Imagine our shock when this lady came out of the car in front of us and began banging on my brother’s window, yelling about us being very rude and driving during a funeral procession and didn’t we have any respect for the dead and we should be ashamed of ourselves. My brother and I just looked at her, looked at each other, then shrugged and went back to watching the procession.
“I’M TALKING TO YOU!” she shrieked through the window and went back to her car. The processional cleared and we pulled out to resume our journey.
Ironically, the man BEHIND us was going to the game store as well, and said that as we pulled away, she had pulled a BASEBALL bat out of her car and had been heading towards us. He said she had looked scared when she realized traffic was resuming and bolted back into her car as quickly as possible.
Incidentally, he said that he would have done the same thing had he been in the left lane. 0424-10