I am still fuming! Tonight as I drove home from watching my husband’s band play their last run of their show before I see them again at the football game this Friday, I was happy. It is Labor Day, I am finally feeling better (since I had been sick all weekend) my husband had the day off to spend time with me, and then in turn I was able to support him by watching his kiddos at the end of practice. So as I drove home, I was happy and feeling like I had a pretty good day. That was until this truck, like the picture above, decided he had to ruin it! So here’s the story…
I was driving (like I said earlier) and this truck (much too large to be safe on the road. But what do we Americans know about that? As long as it is bigger than my neighbors and get the chicks, who cares right?) pulls p behind me and starts flashing it brights. Now I went to U of A in Tucson, so I am familiar with freeway etiquette. If you are driving in the left hand lane, the “fast lane”, and you are going to speed limit, you should pull to the right for slower cars. I got that. However, I was going over the speed limit and there was a car to the right of me. So I couldn’t get over. While contemplating my dilemma I decided I would wait for the car to my right to pull far enough forward that I can get over and let this truck, who apparently has to get somewhere right now or else the world is coming to and end, go ahead of me. As I am thinking this through the truck pulls into the right hand land and pushes up on the car that is there. Then when it is right besides me, starts to run me off the road. I kid you not. AND it was pulling a freaking boat, so I had to get all the way into the median just so I wouldn’t get hit. Oh, I was pissed!!
So, since I have been in two major accidents, both by drivers who were jerk offs and had no reason to be driving the way they were, I decide to follow this guy (or girl, I have no idea) just to make sure they had what they deserved coming to them. By the way, this is not recommended. No by me, the gal I spoke with at 911 emergency and the DPS guy I spoke with on the phone. But I didn’t care. I wanted justice. I was seriously so caught off guard that someone would actually do something like that to another human being. What if I didn’t notice he was obviously in a hurry and was oblivious to his bad choice. I would have been highway food. I drive a Camry for crying out loud. Not a F250 carrying a boat!
So long story short, I finally followed him long enough for the police to catch up and pull the truck over. They called me and said the police officer would call me back. So here I am waiting to nail this guy when the officer finally calls. Hopefully justice was done. If not, head this advice: It is never that important that you should endanger someone else’s life. I know I drive borderline grandma sometimes, but hey, I am safe. And I do not have to live with the fact that I ruined someone’s (maybe lots of people’s lives) just because I was impatient and self-centered.