Saturday, March 31, 2007

Road Rage

Everyone, I'm certain, has seen multiple examples of what can only be classified as stupid drivers. Cell phone talkers, bouncing juke boxes, crazed speed demons, clueless airheads, casual diners. They're all around - and at times, we've all been them, whether we like to admit it or not.

Yesterday, Danny was driving down a two-lane road, when he went to make a lane change. The car in his blind spot was completely invisible to him. The driver of the other car, thankfully, was alert. He honked, and then swerved to avoid a collision. No damage done. Phew.

But then the driver did the unexpected: He stopped his car in the middle of the street, blocking the road. He got out of his car, walked towards Danny's Camaro, and started yelling.


Keeping his wits about him, Danny exited his car, and said,

"I didn't see you. I'm sorry. I made a mistake. What more do you want me to do ?"

Dumfounded, the man stopped in his tracks, stuttering, caught completely off-guard by the apology.

Undoubtedly, the driver was expecting a fight. After all, that's what a lot of people would have done, right ? Someone cuts you off, you yell back, you get out of your car, and the two of you go at it. It happens all the time. Road rage is at an all-time high, and people are beaten and sometimes killed over altercations that occur as a result of traffic issues.

But Danny refused to stoop to this level. Instead, he admitted his mistake and apologized.

The man in the other car simply could not find words to say. As he stuttered and faltered some more, Danny simply turned around, got back in his car, and drove away.

All of this, because of a near-miss on the street.

The world is a crazy place.


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