(Closed) Think before you flip someone off please.

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not a flipper offer or a rage driver…since I’m usually making the mistakes. And you never know why the person is driving weird or who they are.

I’m so sorry for your loses, and I hope you can get some time off from work to grieve and regroup!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

(((HUGS))) I am so sorry about your friends….

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry for your losses. Maybe this makes me a mild road rager, but if someone does that to me I totally slam on my brakes just to piss them off even more, because they deserve it.

I only flip people off if 1. they make s huge mistake like getting right in front of me with no turn signal at the last second when they had plenty of space where they were before. 2. They can’t see me flipping them off – I do it more as an anger release for me, I’d feel bad if they saw me do it. Unless they’re driving like a total a-hole, speeding, veering back and forth between lanes, etc.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MrsPinkPeony: so true. I’m so sorry about the people in your life that passed away. Agressive driving is an issue, and we should all be aware of how our actions (and words) affect other people….especially while driving!

((Hugs)) 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry! I have been on both sides of the fence with that. I had someone do that to me once in the city and I was scared to death. Another time I gave the finger and then felt bad all day. UGH! I definately will think twice now before yelling at someone driving. Lately, I feel as though there are a LOT of aggressive drivers out there, so I just try to stay calm and ignore it instead of getting mad. I’m sorry that happened to you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry, that was just so terrible. People really do need to think twice. You never know what someone is going through.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I will admit I’ve flipped people off while driving before though they were DEFINITELY in the wrong.  Changing lanes without looking and almost hitting me, cutting me off and almost causing an accident, etc etc.

In your case though, it seems like a major overreaction and I’m SO sorry about your loss!  I’m sure that guy was either having a bad day himself or is just a general douchebag.  Regardless though, that’s awful.  🙁

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I am so sorry for your losses.  And for having to deal with such a rude driver.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Such a good point. I’m sorry for your losses and I’m sorry that man was rude 🙁

Even without the stuff your dealing with emotionally being treated like that by another driver is just wrong. I can visualize the situation and it just seems like that guy is an a-hole b/c you did nothing wrong. I wish road rage was on the decline and sadly I feel that people are just getting more angry.

Keep your head up.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So sorry for your losses!  I really have learned to ignore other people’s reactions to my driving because every one has somewhere to go and it’s always more important that me, and that’s fine.  Let it affect their blood pressure, not mine.  The only time I ever honk my horn or make a rude gesture to someone is when they’ve done something stupid that might endanger other drivers or have tailgated me.  There’s just no reason for it.  People forget we travel in 2 ton machines that can be lethal.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPinkPeony:  Here’s the thing about that: his anger wasn’t directed at YOU.  It was directed at the world/his life/whatever was wrong with him that day and you just happened to be the target.  He probably did it to lots of people before he got to work.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Major hugs, hun :(. I’m so sorry this is all happening to you.

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