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Posted: 10/6/2004 3:34:48 PM EST
Just tested my ABS. I was going about 30 MPH and accelerating. A driver stopped on a side street, and decided NOT to look left to see me.

The driver began to pull out.

I am soooo glad I have ABS!!! I used my horn button to slow my forward progress down, and held the button down longer than necessary. No bump, no scratches, other than all the junk in my car's trunk ending up in the back seat.

So, at this point, completely stopped, I flew the big old bird. Then, I drove off.

Was I justified? Don't people with their heads up their a$$ deserve to be scared shitlesss by a horn, and then have me express what I think of them with my middle finger? Sure, it wasn't life threatening. There weren't kids in the cars. But shouldn't you be made to feel like a dumba$$ for operating a 2000 lb motor vehicle with your sphincter stretched around your skull?

Sorry, I'm still a little hot about it...
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:35:48 PM EST
you must live in a nice neighborhood, happens all the time in dallas
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:36:21 PM EST
I have full coverage insurance, airbags and wear a seatbelt for a reason.
You wanna play with my Expedition? Fine by me, YOUR gonna be on the losing end.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:38:00 PM EST
whoever has the most lug nuts wins
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:39:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By AUT_BELLUM:
whoever has the most lug nuts wins



Yes, the Lug Nut Rule.

If both vehicles have the same number of lug nuts, the Gross Vehicle Weight rule applies.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:40:58 PM EST
I was slowing quickly today, and I could have stopped fully, but there was a Subaru running towards me, so I took to the turn lane quckly and wasn't smacked.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:41:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 3:42:07 PM EST by RamblinWreck]
I usually just make the "jacking-off" motion at them.

If I'm packin', which is almost always, I never do anything that could be construed as "escalating"; this includes hand gestures like flipping them off. Leaning on the horn extra long to show disgust is OK, I think.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:41:34 PM EST
You must have a death wish to do that in this day and age. You never know what might set someone off and get into what might be a deadly altercation.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:44:54 PM EST
The horn is a useful tool and if used correctly can convey your concerns to others. I would probably refrain from hand gestures...they can lead to undesirable results.

MT
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:46:35 PM EST
I was driving my Dakota today and had an individual in front of me slam on their breaks. Last i checked the car behind me in the opposite lane was about 3 car lengths back. i did a quick check and cut the wheel left to avoid the accident. Lo and behold the car in the other lane had accelerated and i ended up driving them onto the median. Felt bad about it... but this is after all the blue hair state. I'm just glad no one was injured.

Oh and yea ABS is nice.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:52:45 PM EST
last fucker that pulled that one on me got a passenger side full of grill guard

yes he was at fault. yes he was high as a fucking kite. yes i had the most lug nuts. yes i killed his honda accord.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:53:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hellboy:
You must have a death wish to do that in this day and age. You never know what might set someone off and get into what might be a deadly altercation.



Thank GOD we don't have national CCW, otherwise your silly little bird flippage would have started a two-man gun battle which would have then escalated as more passer-bys came and joined in, eventually leading to an all-out civil then world war, eventually leading to prime real-estate in Antartica due to the fact that everything else is glowing green with radiation!

Yea, gotta watch your finger these days..
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:55:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I have full coverage insurance, airbags and wear a seatbelt for a reason.
You wanna play with my Expedition? Fine by me, YOUR gonna be on the losing end.



You already lost, you bought a FORD....



j/k
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:59:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Thank GOD we don't have national CCW, otherwise your silly little bird flippage would have started a two-man gun battle which would have then escalated as more passer-bys came and joined in, eventually leading to an all-out civil then world war, eventually leading to prime real-estate in Antartica due to the fact that everything else is glowing green with radiation!

Yea, gotta watch your finger these days..




FWIW, there's a woman in the hospital in Dallas with a bullet in her because of road rage. I guess the spectators were in a good mood that day.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:00:17 PM EST

Flying the bird at someone who just pulled out in front of you...


Managed to barely restrain myself from doing it today. I just mouthed "dumb bitch" as I went by. Don't know whether she saw it or not, ti wasn't really directd AT her.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:01:36 PM EST
flipping somebody off is asking for trouble. Honking is OK to prevent an accident but flipping them off isnt necessary.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:01:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
last fucker that pulled that one on me got a passenger side full of grill guard

yes he was at fault. yes he was high as a fucking kite. yes i had the most lug nuts. yes i killed his honda accord.



Fuck man, if your driving whats in your Avatar then hell yes you'll win!!
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:02:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By mindtrix:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I have full coverage insurance, airbags and wear a seatbelt for a reason.
You wanna play with my Expedition? Fine by me, YOUR gonna be on the losing end.



You already lost, you bought a FORD....

j/k



har
har
har

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:02:51 PM EST
I feel bad about doing it. Yeah she (Yes, it was a woman with her hubby/significant other in the passender seat) was at fault, but I don't have time to fiddle f__k around waiting for my car to come out of the shop.

My Intrepid vs a Cavalier. I win on lugnuts, but Dodge cars are designed to disintegrate on impact.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:10:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By peekay:
you must live in a nice neighborhood, happens all the time in dallas



+1

Especially East Dallas, AKA Little Mexico. Motherfuckers do that shit on purpose, all the time.

I'm not even kidding.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:11:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
last fucker that pulled that one on me got a passenger side full of grill guard

yes he was at fault. yes he was high as a fucking kite. yes i had the most lug nuts. yes i killed his honda accord.





Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:20:22 AM EST
I live in an older neighborhood that is very well stocked with mexicans, they take their half out of the middle of the road, i used to flash my lts. at them, now i hang my head out the window&yell,GET THE FUCK OVER! works good so far.W.B.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:25:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hellboy:
You must have a death wish to do that in this day and age. You never know what might set someone off and get into what might be a deadly altercation.



So far in the past couple of weeks on arfcom; Don't confront someone who jumps the line in front of you at the gas station, you never know how they'll react. Don't stand up to a wannabe gangsta at wal-mart, they might have a gun. Don't flip off a rude driver, it might 'set them off'.

When do you stop being scared to assert yourself? How rude must someone be before you react? Calling you a name? Calling your wife a name? Spitting on you? Demanding your wallet? What?

I'm quite aware of the pragmatics behing avioding an altercation. I'm also quite aware that the assholes in our society have their actions tacitly endorsed every day by people who are too scared to offer them any valid feedback.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:26:41 AM EST
Flipping the bird and carrying concealed are not compatible.

In fact, it’s a highly emotional response that can only make the situation worse.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:32:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:
I'm quite aware of the pragmatics behing avioding an altercation. I'm also quite aware that the assholes in our society have their actions tacitly endorsed every day by people who are too scared to offer them any valid feedback.



+1
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:37:54 AM EST
'Dat's "Road Rage" here in 'Massholesuesetts'.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:40:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:

Originally Posted By Hellboy:
You must have a death wish to do that in this day and age. You never know what might set someone off and get into what might be a deadly altercation.



So far in the past couple of weeks on arfcom; Don't confront someone who jumps the line in front of you at the gas station, you never know how they'll react. Don't stand up to a wannabe gangsta at wal-mart, they might have a gun. Don't flip off a rude driver, it might 'set them off'.

When do you stop being scared to assert yourself? How rude must someone be before you react? Calling you a name? Calling your wife a name? Spitting on you? Demanding your wallet? What?

I'm quite aware of the pragmatics behing avioding an altercation. I'm also quite aware that the assholes in our society have their actions tacitly endorsed every day by people who are too scared to offer them any valid feedback.



FWIW, I agree with you...you gotta choose your battles. I worked as a courier for 7 years in Dallas, I saw shit go down almost EVERY DAY. I've seen people pull fists, guns, tire irons, baseball bats, on each other. There are MF's out there cutting people off because they are looking for a fight.

I have flown the bird many, many times...but that dosen't mean it's a good idea. If you CCW, you have a responsibility to de-escalate a situation. The bird isn't exactly a de-escalation in most peoples book.

I have some good road rage stories...but getting into it on the road is a bad idea.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:51:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I have full coverage insurance, airbags and wear a seatbelt for a reason.
You wanna play with my Expedition? Fine by me, YOUR gonna be on the losing end.




I'd still rather drive a Scout than an Expedition.............how much did your expedition cost?
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