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Friday, August 29, 2008

Road rage at its best

I had to call 911 while driving home yesterday.

I had been sitting in traffic because of an accident. I always hate that because people are weaving in and out of lanes trying to get in the one that is going the fastest... which makes all the other lanes slow down... stupid drivers.


I got past the accident - which was a truck hauling a freezer and it had flipped. Not the truck... the flatbed thingy that was hauling the cargo. It was a mess.

As I passed it I saw a big ol' plume of diesel smoke up ahead. Didn't think anything about it... just kept toodling along.

Then I saw some idiot hanging out of the passenger window of a blue dually truck from his waist down.

Sidebar: What is a dually? It looks like this -- you've see 'em... has two wheels in the back and is driven my men that are overly compensating for something else. Ahem... I digress.

So the idiot is hanging out of the window while yelling and pointing at a small, white car. It was a Toyota, Honda... something... but it was WAAAAY smaller than this huge truck. AND the car was hauling a jet yellow/purple jet ski.

I am guessing Mr. Small Car pissed of Mr. Big Bad Truck somewhere in traffic and the passenger decided to help the driver of Mr. BBT get even. He threw a water bottle at the white car which flew over its roof-- and almost hit my windshield. It was this close...

Then they started weaving in and out of traffic... the white car at first just trying to get away. When he realized that wasn't going to happen because Mr. BBT had a score to settle, he got behind the truck and tried to stay there. WELL, even with the idiot STILL hanging out the window, Mr. BBT started slamming on his breaks.

This other guy is HAULING SOMETHING. A jet ski for cripes sake... another accident in the making.

Oh! And these weren't young guys either! They were in their late 30s or early 40s at the least. GROWN MEN!!!

I couldn't believe my eyes. I got on the phone and called 911.

Luckily, my exit came up to get on another highway so I got out of the way, but I made sure to tell the operator everything I saw and descriptions of both vehicles. I doubt they got caught, but at least I tried.

I hope the guy hauling his jet ski is OK and it didn't ruin his time on the lake. The dude in the dually though? I hope his stupid redneck ass wrecked and he has tons of damage to that ugly, gas guzzling, diesel spewing piece of garbage.


CindyDianne said...

Dually - and in their intended use, they are for hauling exceptionally heavy loads and pulling exceptionally heavy trailers. I've only known a couple people in my life that really need one. The others? The others just like to pretend they need one.

And OMG, I can't think of anything that justifies acting like that big of an idiot.

Marni said...

I realized I spelled it wrong -- actually spelled it like the old UGA coach which makes me laugh. I'll correct it!! HA!

Yeah - these guys - there were FOUR in the truck -- were nothing but jerks.

coffeypot said...

You should have pull a gun and popped a cap in their ass. Teach them to have road rage, by God.

Burfica said...

I know a guy in town that had road rage like that and the cops showed up and he had a gun with him, and they arrested his ass. 18 months in jail. Teach him to be more patient on the road. hahahahaha

CindyDianne said...

Coffey, that's funny!

Bev said...

Yikes! Makes us want to stay home! Glad you are okay!

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