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A sort-of polite driver? *gasp*

On my way home from work today, I pulled up to the light on Old Keene Mill road in front of Springfield Plaza. There were no cars in front of me, so when the light turned green, I did what I normally do and gave the car about 1/2 throttle in first gear, accelerating ahead of the rest of the cars in the other lanes. Well, most of them. I notice out of the corner of my eye that another car is keeping pace with me, to my right. So, naturally I give it full throttle, to go faster than him. Well, the other car is a corvette, so he easily outpaces me, cuts in front of me (forcing me over one lane), then as we pull up to the next light he looks at me with a smug expression and flicks me off! WTF? The light turns green, and his lane is a bit faster than mine so I end up a few cars behind him with no way to catch up. I drive patiently, figuring when traffic thins out some I can catch up and find out what the finger was about.

Sure enough, two miles later traffic thins, and I get up next to him at a light. I roll down my window, he rolls down his, and I ask, "What was that for?"

"That was for trying to stop me from getting over a lane," he responds.

"Uh.. That's not what I was doing," I begin, "I..."

He interrupts me, "Oh. Then I apologize."

"... Okay."

We roll our windows up and continue our commutes.

Wow... Wasn't expecting an apology. Cool.

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wolffit
Dec. 23rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
I was driving the way I normally do, which is to say, accelerating hard. And maybe racing a bit. I had no idea he wanted to get over, because he was next to me, and didn't have his turn signal on.
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