Tuesday, June 05, 2007
What Do You Want???
Just when I thought I had nothing to tell you about today...
I was driving home from work, and at a four-way stopsign two cretins in a white van cut in front of me though I CLEARLY had the right of way. Being the champion of justice that I am, I expressed my irritation by proceeding through the intersection as though they had not been there at all-- which put me right on their bumper. So, they, being the confrontational barbarians they are, pulled to the right, stopped, and rolled down the driver's side window. I, being the curious type, then pulled alongside and rolled down my passenger's side window. The following is a transcript-- faithfully recorded-- of the ensuing exchange:
Driver: (With aggressive simplemindedness) "What?!"
Me: (Righteously indignant) "It was my turn!"
Driver: (Gesturing confrontationally) "What do you want?!"
Me: (Pointedly, though with absolute honesty) "I want you to drive better!"
Driver: (With Neanderthal incredulity) "What do you want?"
Me: (Clearly victorious) "I want you to drive better!!!"
And, off I drove, having clearly expressed my position. Though, admittedly, in the heat of the moment my grammar may have been less than perfect. That is my one regret.