I was traveling down a quiet side street following a car in front of me. The car, with no signal, pulled over to the right as if to park. I started to move past him, when — again with no signal — he pulled directly in front of me to begin a U-turn.
I slammed on my brakes, as he was no more than five feet in front of me, and sat there as he completed the turn.
Once he was headed in the opposite direction, I looked directly into his eyes and raised my hands in the air to say, “What do you think you’re doing?”
At that, he began screaming obscenities at me and flipped both middle fingers. I didn’t respond, but he began to turn his car around as if to chase me down. I drove quickly away, and he did not follow.
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This guy epitomizes what is happening in America. There is a rapidly fading sense of civility and respect. So many people are angry, resentful and incapable of compromise. The theme seems to be “It’s my way or the highway.”
We need to relearn how to be kind.