Out of the Blue

After I dropped MrsBlue at the train today a woman in a jeep tried to get both of us hurt by only looking right before making a left turn, which was right into my path, inspiring some screeching brakes to avoid a head-on collision. I honked my horn, to which she turned toward me and screamed curses at me through the closed window.

I heard long ago that a majority of accidents happen in parking lots... I dunno if it's true, but it makes sense. Most people think they are above-average drivers, but not only is it impossible for that to be true, but in reality even average drivers are not really as good at it as they should be, and the added precision required in close quarters just brings this fact to the surface.

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Oct 30, 2003, 19:25
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Seems to me that it's way too common for drivers who make mistakes to get offensive and act like the other person is at fault. When people get behind the wheel, they get incredibly stubborn. I don't know what it is about cars that makes people that way...

The other thing bad drivers tend to do a lot is yell through their closed windows. How rediculous is that! I once had a woman pull alongside of me at a freeway offramp and go absolutely BALLISTIC at me through her closed windows, just because I was "in her way" on the freeway a few minutes before. My reaction was to smile broadly and wave at her. That made her even more angry. She was shaking her fist, yelling, turning beet red, and bouncing around in her seat. All behind closed windows. I didn't hear a word of it. Actually I found it very funny!

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