So, I’m going to come clean with a Road Rage story that I was the star of! When I was in college, when the lot got full, people would park on the street. So, one night, I pulled into a parallel spot on the street in front of the college, leaving sufficient room between me and the car in front of me (there was no car behind me) and I went to class. When I came out later, the same car was in front of me and a car had pulled in behind me. When I approached my car, I realized that the jerk behind me pulled so close to my car that the bumpers were almost touching. So, I got into my car, slowly inched forward then put my car into reverse and backed into the car behind me. I did this several times until I got enough clearance from the car in front of me to completely pull out. I had an older beat up car, so I really didn’t care if I dinged my bumper and I never looked back to see what kind of injuries I inflicted on the culprit car. After all these years, I still don’t feel bad about what I did. 0720-09
When people “come clean” about some secret crime or faux pas they’ve committed, it usually means they are feeling guilt in some degree and want absolution. But your final sentence reveals your true state of heart as one who doesn’t appear to have any regrets whatsoever about your retaliatory, vehicular vandalism that was considerably out of proportion to the “crime” committed against you. So, let’s not fool ourselves. What you really wanted was to gloat about how tacky, rude and destructive you were and that just doesn’t fly here on Etiquette Hell. So, into the pits of Etiquette Hell you go.