This morning, on the way to work, I turned onto a road leading to the main highway to downtown.
100 feet down the road was a stopsign, with cars 4 deep. I am in the right lane, having just turned right.
I hear a long honk behind me, and I look in the rearview mirror. The woman in the car behind me is clearly yelling and shaking her hands at me. I see her mouth the word "***HOLE". I think for a moment, wondering if there's any way I had just cut her off or anything. Nope.
Honk again. I look and she's mouthing "GO GO YOU ***HOLE". There is still one car in front of me. Apparently, she thinks I can teleport myself through the car in front of me.
Now I'm at the front. I stop and let the car from the cross street through (four way stop, and it was his turn). The woman behind me is nearly apoplectic, apparently not understanding the concept of right-of-way. As that car is still clearing the intersection, she leans on her horn.
So, at that moment, I pull the emergency brake, put my hazard lights on, and recline in my seat, hands behind my head in a gesture of relaxation.
And I watch her in the mirror. There are too many cars on our left for her to get out from behind me, and there are cars behind her. I can see her mouthing more obscenities at me. Either she enunciates very well, or i am much better at lipreading than I thought.
She continues screaming for about 5 more seconds. Then suddenly regains her composure, gives kind of a conciliatory wave, and puts her hands on the steering wheel.
Point made. I pop the emergency brake and proceed. I notice she makes an effort to lag several cars behind me the rest of the way to the highway.
If that woman is THAT worked up at 7 am, I can't imagine what the rest of her day is like.