Jan 15, 2017
I try really hard to keep my mouth shut and be positive. Really I do. But I’ve just gotta come out and say it: I hate when people tailgate me. Or cars around me. Or anyone ever. Drives me nuts.
So nuts, in fact, that I’ve been known to honk at cars who are stupid enough to drive that close. If there’s only one lane and they’re stuck behind me I’ll even slow down and go exaaaaaactly the speed limit and THEN honk at them.
Maybe it’s overkill, but it’s the best way I know of saying, “Hey idiot! Stop being stupid and reckless! Or at least stop doing it around me.” I’ve yet to have anyone keep tailgating me after that. I like to think it’s the combined shock and shame of being honked at from the person ahead of them. I like to think I’ve taught them a lesson. I like to think they’re gonna drive the rest of the way home with their tail between their legs.
But really all they do is wait until another lane opens up again and then speed ahead and tailgate somebody else.
And it just leaves me wondering who these ego-driven idiots are and if they have ever in their lives gotten anywhere even the least bit faster by bothering and endangering the lives of everyone around them. Because mostly all I see is that they’re still stuck two cars behind me in the next lane over when we get to the stop light anyway.