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  1. #1 Sometimes I don't like myself. 
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    The idiot acts like this but claims the impatient person behind her/him "MUST be a Trumper". lol


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    Sometimes I don't like myself.

    I work hard to "turn the other cheek". I try to avoid any public confrontation, because usually no one wins in those types of situations. I am a defensive driver and I give other drivers a wide berth because I realize that there are a lot of aggressive idiots on the road and I will never be able to change that, so I just give other drivers a lot of room when I see they are driving like jerks.



    To boil this all down...I try not to engage with angry people, and I pride myself on the fact that I usually succeed in this.

    I was in a horrible mood when I left my house yesterday. Everything I touched yesterday morning turned to shit. I was unable to do anything right. I had a ton of errands to run, with the first being making a payment at an ATM. I pulled up to the ATM and began pushing the buttons to make my payment. Out of habit, I checked my rear view mirror to see if anyone was behind me. I do this because I make sure to drive away from the ATM immediately after my transaction is finished, so I don't make someone else wait. I don't worry about putting receipts, etc. in my wallet until I stop at a red light or something.

    So I checked the mirror when I started at the ATM. Good, no one was behind me. My credit union is growing very quickly, and as a result, they are making changes to their systems that unfortunately are not very customer friendly. An ATM transaction now takes a long time because you have to push so many buttons. As I am doing my transaction, I'm glancing in my mirror every few seconds. Good, still no one behind me. I glanced one last time, right before I completed the transaction, and there was still no one behind me, so I put my card and receipt into my wallet. This took less than 10 seconds. Probably something like seven seconds. Some guy must have pulled up behind me in between the the last time I checked my mirror and the time my transaction was completed. He was sitting behind me probably about 20 seconds or so.

    I put my card back into my wallet and as I went to pull away, I see this guy sitting in his car behind me. He apparently didn't like the fact that I took the 7 seconds to put my card back into my wallet. If I knew he was there, I would have pulled away immediately, but the timing was such that I just missed seeing him in my mirror. He was only sitting there a few seconds, but I see him raising his hands palm up in a motion like..."what the fuck are you doing"? It took me a second to figure out what he was doing, but I could hear him yelling C'MON! C'MON! GO!

    An adult more laid back than me would have just pulled away. But I sat there and watched this guy increasingly lose his shit. First the palm up hand gestures. Then the yelling, then he started flipping me off.

    Here's what is going through my mind..." Every goddamn time I leave the house, someone fucks with me. This guy must be a Trumper. Look at this fucking asshole. Can't even wait a few seconds, like he's the only one on the planet. Motherfucker. Look at this piece of shit. He's fucking losing his mind. He's one of those assholes that has to get all up in everyone else's shit. Jesus Christ"

    I turned my car off, and dangled my keys out the window to let him know that I did so. Then I took my seat belt off, got up on my knees in the seat, stuck half my body out the window, and blew him a kiss. Then I sat back down in my seat and didn't move. So he started laying on his horn. I just sat there and watched him explode through my rear view mirror. He finally gave up, backed his car up, and pulled up into the open ATM next to me.

    My point in explaining all of this is as follows. I tell myself not to engage. I tell myself that you never know who is going to shoot you over a minor issue. I tell myself all of this, but there are still times when I do engage. These times are very infrequent...probably once every year. But no matter how much I tell myself these things, I still have those moments when I cast that all aside and say...fuck it, this guy is getting all up in my business. Here's another asshole that can't leave other people alone...fuck this guy. I think I got so indignant yesterday because I do my best to be patient and polite when out in public, and here is this asshole losing his mind because he has to wait a few seconds.

    I've been beating myself up over this small incident, because I lost my self control. No, I didn't road rage at the guy, but still, I engaged. I don't like myself when I do that.
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    Then I took my seat belt off, got up on my knees in the seat, stuck half my body out the window, and blew him a kiss.
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    Once again there's only one proper response to a Dummy's long winded tale of woe....

    "Cool story bro."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Once again there's only one proper response to a Dummy's long winded tale of woe....

    "Cool story bro."
    Ha! Ha! Thanks Zath!

    Will do my best to remember to use it from now on!
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    The people who waste their time
    typing a story like this obviously
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    May the FORCE be with you!
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