So, I nearly had a run-in with one of those stupid car drivers today, you know, the lower 5% of the population who should not be let anywhere NEAR a car. Nothing too exciting, but it just pissed me the hell off. This was actually my first encounter of this nature on a M/C. For the longest time (ok, not the longest time, I've only been M/Cing for 5 months or so) I have been reading about stupid cagers on this forum, but I never actually saw what people were talking about. Well, on my M/C anyway, I see moronic drivers in my car all the time!
Anywhoo, I was on my way to the bank from work and I was on a three lane arterial (two traffic lanes, one turn lane). Some guy and his family were parked at the curb headed northbound (same way I was going) and started to pull out into traffic about two car lengths in front of me. No time to stop, going 30+ mph, so I quickly adjusted my lane position to avoid him, all the while my fingers frantically searching for the horn button. Finally I found the horn, and honked at about the time my rear tire passed his front tire (by this time it didnt matter much, but just as kind of a "THANKS ALOT MORON!
" type of honk). I always ride as though I am invisible to cars, so I was prepared for this and had just assumed he didnt see me. Ok, so, no harm no foul, and no hard feelings.
But, he remained behind me for about a mile down the road, all the while riding my ass. I could tell he was just itching to pass me cause whenever I would move to the left of the lane he would ride up on my ass a bit more and veer towards the right side of the lane. Then, up ahead, I noticed a Metro bus which had just picked up some people and had its blinker on trying to merge back into traffic. Being the law-abiding citizen that I am, I slowed down and yielded for the bus, because that's the LAW. Also, I wasn't in the mood to try my luck at challenging a very large bus, me being on a motorcycle and all. So, I stopped and let the bus go, but the fucker behind me (same guy who cut me off) had the audacity to speed up and pass both me and the bus via the turn lane, honking as he flew by me.
I was very tempted to follow Mr. Asshole, so I could drive up beside him and shoot him a little thank you sign
. I would never do this of course, because it wouldnt solve a damn thing and might make matters worse, but I was tempted. So, the moral of the story: STUPID PEOPLE SUCK!
Sorry to go on and on and on, but being the first time this has happened to me, I had to vent my anger somewhere.