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Old 03-12-2018, 09:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is my daily amusement to watch cars race to red lights, while I coast and then zoom past them while they have to accelerate from 0.

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Old 03-12-2018, 10:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've yet to receive the salute, though I've been honked at on the interstate. Where, you know, there's always a lane to the left in which you can pass.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If only there was a way to recapture the lost gas people waste flooring it past you in exasperation that you could recirculate into your own tank.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't think i've been flipped off for going slow, I have been flipped off because I violently gestured the closely tailgating pickup behind me to get the F back. Have gotten a few hand flips, my favorite was when a BMW approached(far right lane) at 80-90 mph, clear left lane, and the braked hard and threw up his hand because I didn't change lanes for him. I have been honked for coasting to a red light, where the red wasn't going to change soon. I believe there was two lanes and the person ended up passing. I rolled through the light at 20 mph I think while the other person was stopped. I'm sure I saved the video from my dashcam.

When i'm on the bikes, people tone down the idiocy a lot. Makes me want to not drive cars cause they don't take me seriously.
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I once had a guy flip me off, rear-end me, and then drive off. I got his license plate, but when the police showed up an hour later, they said the number did not exist.

I am regularly amazed by how greatly small things bother people. In the previous case, I came to a complete stop. Others go into a rage because I recklessly drive the speed limit. When I was at Fort Leonard Wood our Platoon Guy was marching us somewhere. One Soldier asked "What time is it [someone else's name?" I looked at my watch, but when I heard the other Soldier's name I minded my own business. A third Soldier, marching behind us, said "See?! That's why nobody likes you, Xist!" Then some nonsense about someone asking somebody else a question and I stayed quiet.

They normally complained if I spoke when they were not talking to me.

The Platoon Guy said "Yeah! Who likes you anyway?!"

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I thought it was hilarious when he came at me and his friends jumped in, shouting "He's not worth it!"

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I don't think I've ever been saluted, but I do remember one guy turning purple with rage, yelling and gesticulating wildly as I coasted towards a red light that everybody had to stop at.

This was a long time ago: pre-cell phone texting days. So it's not like he was in a hurry to stop so he could do a Facebook update.
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I don't think I've ever been saluted, but I do remember one guy turning purple with rage, yelling and gesticulating wildly as I coasted towards a red light that everybody had to stop at.

This was a long time ago: pre-cell phone texting days. So it's not like he was in a hurry to stop so he could do a Facebook update.
Reminds me a bit of when I did the flipping off, a year or so back...I pulled around some guy who was going slow in the fast lane. He honked at me for doing it. I flipped him off for being a dumbass twice over at this point.

He went psycho. Frotthing at the mouth, swerving all over the place, trying to push me off the road. Kept following me. At least until I pulled in to the police station.

I'm not sure about this, but I don't think being flipped off is something to get worked up over. Let alone that worked up. I usually just return the salute with a grin and keep on puttering away.
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