This morning whilst driving to work a car in the right lane - the lane merging with mine - was speeding along. I thought I had plenty of time to pass him. Except he sped up. In the end he missed clipping me by a metre as I shot ahead of him.
Naturally there was honking from him and fingers pointed with an angry face. I flipped him off back.
Then as we turned on to the two lane he came up beside more. More gesticulation at me and angry facing. So I flipped him back.
I was pretty mad. It was a mutual error - we were both in the wrong. He should have been checking his mirror. I should have recognised he was being a twat and pulled back and let him in front of me.
Suffice to say I considered briefly following him so I could yell at him. I was in that dangerous 'quiet fury' mode. I see why road rage incidents happen. Near accidents could so be actual dangerous to life and limb accidents. It gets the heart pumping. Fight or flight kicks in and, in the cocoon of metal and glass, it's far easier to go the fight response. I have been "chased" a couple of times before - forcing us to head towards a police station. And it seems for a moment I was going to be one of those people. Luckily thewife was in the car which meant while I considered it I dismissed it right away.
Suffice to say YXD403. I have my eyes out for you.