Saturday, October 07, 2006
Rage in a cage
So, today 3 of us were riding back into town on West VanDorn - one in front a ways and two of us close to the white line - after a rather arduous bout with the wind and all the sudden a black SUV roars by. As it passes, the blondish white 50+ year old driver and what looked to be his wife screamed out the windows, "Single file you [deleted to keep this safe for work]. Single file!" The SUV then swerved around us, jerking to the right and then again to the left to pass our friend. Five minutes later a loud speaker was heard, "Single file. Thank you." That was a police officer making use of his loudspeaker.
What was funny is that in 10 minutes, only those two vehicles had come by and there was plenty of room for passing. Moreover, we were hugging the right side of the road. Are people really in such hurry on Saturday afternoon? Would it have been so difficult to lightly tap the horn to let us know they were approaching? Is sharing the road such a foreign idea??? I hope never see hate like that in anyone's face again.