Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Road Rage (an isolated incident)

I have been a lazy poster recently. This, however, should be worth it.

First of all, I saw The Avett Brothers last Thursday night at the Bijou. If you haven't seen them, please I beg you to fill up that gas tank and drive however long it takes to catch a show. They don't disappoint.

Now on to my short, but embarrassing story.

I was just driving home from the grocery store during rush hour traffic last Wednesday. Yes, the day after Election Day. I was driving down the Strip around the Shell station area when a car flew out in front of me while pulling a U-turn, went in to the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot, and then proceeded to merge back into traffic next to me. This was done in one swift motion. I literally almost T-boned the person.

In my road rage, I gave the car the finger and laid on the horn for a bit. Probably shouldn't have done that.

The SUV caught up to me. As it turns out there were two black women driving. When they evened up with me the driver yelled "Kiss my president's black ass!!!" along with other things that I couldn't hear or don't want to repeat.

I know that this was an isolated case, but I can't help but wonder if this is happening again somewhere else. I hope not. I hope that after history was made last Tuesday that we have finally moved beyond those things. I feel angry right now. I feel sad right now. Giving the finger and yelling back and honking were poor decisions, I know, but I just don't understand how what was said was necessary. Thoughts?

Maybe I should have yelled back, "I voted for Obama!" and asked them out for coffee. Who knows!


Mickey said...

That's exactly what you should have shouted, along with maybe a few choice expletives of your own.

That was an interesting exchange, to be sure.

max said...

I am assuming that they assumed that since I was a white guy in a button down shirt driving an SUV that I probably voted for a Republican nominee.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a couple of ill-educated individuals considering Obama is just as much white as he is black. You should have replied:

"Kiss the white side of my bi-racial President's ass!"

B said...

i didn't know you were married.

max said...

and i have a right hand drive car apparently.

regi said...

i read this article in the ny times today.


apparently the south has still some catching up to do whether your white or black.

Amelia said...

It seems with that comment of theirs, I can't help but assume they think only black people voted for Obama...