In A Hurry?

Monday, 12 July 2010
We were rushing to a story while following all traffic laws.  The light turned green and the SUV in front of us didn't move.  It was a woman in a white Lexus.  We waited.  My photographer lightly honked his horn since she wasn't paying attention and the other lane was moving.  She threw up her hands in front of us and waved them.  We were surprised but thought nothing of it.

At the next light, we pulled up beside her.  She rolled down her passenger side window and my photographer rolled his down as well.  The woman was well dressed, someone you'd expect manners from.  She leaned over and yelled, "Are you in a big hurry!?"  We couldn't believe it. 

I said, "The light was green."  She rolled up her window as did my photographer.  She rolled down her window again and so did he.  She yelled "Stupid b*tch!" 

What is wrong with people?  I still can't believe the exchange.  Next time I will politely jot down her plate number and call the police.  She must be intoxicated to act so strangely at 2 in the afternoon.  Grrrr.

4 comments

Dan said...

Simple solution is to not engage them. If they roll down their window, leave yours up. By ignoring them, you diffuse what they want, which is a reaction. Yes, it is frustrating and a couple little "toots" on the horn should not set a person off, but in this day... who knows?? Glad it did not escalate beyond words...

Ted Stryk said...

When someone treats me like that on the rose, I always like to blow a kiss at them. It confuses them and gets them far more worked up than flipping them off or yelling at them ever could.

Denae said...

True. Ppl in East Tennessee have guns too. We need to be careful!

Crystal Young said...

Don't forget that is the same market where a trucker shot and killed a guy for clipping his bumper.