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04 January 2006 @ 07:15 pm
Today Is A Day  
Today started off well, as I induced the worst case of road rage I've ever seen.

I merged into a tight gap in the right lane so I could make my exit (admittedly, not a particularly cool thing to do, but the exit was coming up soon and my options were fairly limited) in front of a truck with Texas plates. Which would have been the end of it, under normal circumstances, but it was one of those annoying exits where people are merging on while you're trying to get off, and apparently the truck really, really wanted to cut me off for that exit as I was avoiding someone merging on. Which I didn't let him do (because, if I had, I would have missed the exit completely), and that's when he really got pissed and decided to sit on the horn for a while (like, duh, why do you think I was merging right? So I could exit, dumbass). Well, f*ck you, motherf*cker. I know that they don't know how to use turn signals in Texas (or at least in Houston, where they are universally interpreted as the international sign for "please cut me off"), so you seeing mine probably confused you since you didn't know what it was, but this is Colorado. Learn how to interpret them.

Of course, his full-on case of road rage was enough that he decided to follow me for a while up Wadsworth, pulling into the lane next to mine so he could roll down his window and shout at me (what did you want to do? Pull over so we could tussle? F*ck that, I've got more important things to do today). Hell, I considered calling 911 on him -- I had the phone out -- he seemed so out of control, but eventually he turned off and went wherever the hell he went, hopefully to cool off. God help him if he ever drives in Chicago or DC, he'd probably spontaneously combust after a week of driving there.

On the good side, I did pick up a copy of Katamari Damacy. Thought about picking up We Love Katamari, too, but don't know much about it (anyone recommend? Or against?)
In the mood: annoyedannoyed
Now playing: Butterfly Jones - Napalm Springs
Steve Eleysfeley on January 5th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Sorry about the moron. Calling 911 wouldn't have been unreasonable, I figure -- getting pissed is one thing, but following somebody else is just creepy.

Katamari: of the two, the first game (Katamari Damacy) was actually somewhat more fun to me. We Love Katamari isn't bad by any means, but it's basically more of the same, and the whimsy was just a little too self-conscious for my tastes. It's worth picking up if you finish the first game and feel you've got to have more, but I think your instincts were right in not buying both at once.
Douglas Triggs: danger death raydoubt72 on January 6th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
Hmmm... That's good to know. I don't even know how much I like the original... And I don't know when I'll have time to find out.
hda73309 on January 5th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Are you sure he was from Houston? I've learned to be an aggressive driver here, but it's kind of a socially accepted more, so people usually don't get upset when you cut them off; and likewise when I'm cut off I just let it go, unless I'm running late. God knows it's hard enough to get around Houston without getting angry in the process.

Maybe the guy was from San Antonio-- Houston drivers piss off all my SA friends when they come to visit. ;-)
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on January 6th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
I have no idea if they were from Houston or not -- I just know what Houston drivers are like.
Allison Steinastein142 on January 6th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yikes. At least he was unarmed.