The Wife almost but didn't
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She is on the highway, middle lane in traffic when along comes a guy ...
December 8th, 2010 09:37 AM
The Wife almost but didn't
My wife came home last nite and related the following scenario:
She is on the highway, middle lane in traffic when along comes a guy flying along jumping lanes, etc. She stays in her lane and he finally gets along the left side of her and holds up his hand and makes a "pistol" gesture at her. He goes past, cuts across to the right lane and exits. She told me that for an instant she wanted to return the gesture holding her firearm, but of course didn't as brandishing is brandishing and not within the law. Also, she did not want to provoke or escalate the issue, who knows, he could have panicked and caused an accident. If he had not exited she would have dialed 911, but with him gone and her late for work it would have not been productive use of LEO time. Probably some smartass but harmless kid who thought he was cool.
I am proud of her that she didn't do it, but the look on his face would have been priceless.
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December 8th, 2010 09:49 AM
stupid guy making stupid gestures...no reason to lose cool
December 8th, 2010 10:52 AM
Originally Posted by ctsketch
But it would have been funny....
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December 8th, 2010 11:29 AM
Until she ended up in the hoosegow.
Originally Posted by paaiyan
It could be worse!
December 8th, 2010 12:10 PM
Good on her to keep her cool and realize that their are battles worth fighting and most that are not.
December 8th, 2010 12:20 PM
I agree, good she kept her cool and freedom, but... yeah it would have been a funny sight to see the look on his face. LOL
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December 8th, 2010 12:59 PM
You should have taught her the PIT maneuver....see if the guy is still laughing after he rolls his car. Who needs a gun when you're driving 3,000 lbs of steel?
Originally Posted by kapnketel
- know the difference
is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
December 8th, 2010 01:04 PM
That would of been. He is lucky that he ran into a calm, level headed person. One day someone will call his bluff with tragic results.
Originally Posted by tkruf
God bless our troops!
December 8th, 2010 06:23 PM
Of course, another option would have been for her to briefly raise both her hands into a riflle-holding position.
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 224 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
December 8th, 2010 08:43 PM
Your wife showed excellent restraint!
Who knows, she might have accidentally cut him off earlier without realizing it. The thing is, anyone who can't let go of an honest mistake and behaves the way he did, has a problem with road rage. Any gestures your wife would have made would have just escalated the situation. She acted in the more mature way and also the most appropriate way.
Of course we all would like to respond to nuts on the highway, however, it's better to show restraint and just let it go.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
December 9th, 2010 12:13 AM
I just wave a goofy wave like Forrest Gump and say, "Hey!!!" Probably wouldn't do much good as my 4x4 sits up high and has dark tinted windows all around. People say they can't even see me when going down the road. That's good. I can see them, they can't see me. Tactical advantage.
I have also realized this pearl of wisdom: "We see stupid people...and they're everywhere...and they don't even realize they're stupid."
Let them go and they will continue their stupidness elsewhere...don't get caught up in their stupid. Just step away from it and you won't get any stupid on you. Apparently it rubs off and is contagious.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
December 9th, 2010 12:40 AM
What is with some guys today? Wife was on her way to work in a snowstorm yesterday morning doing 40 on a secondary road. Guy in a pickup pulls up next to her, rolls down his window and throws her the finger. Then completes his passing and slams on the brakes in front of her. Is it all that "me" generation or what?
December 9th, 2010 03:07 AM
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December 9th, 2010 04:19 AM
She did the right thing. Just let morons be morons.
December 9th, 2010 01:46 PM
Yep, most of them will take care of themselves. No need to slit the throat of a lemming.
I'll keep my freedom, my liberty, and my guns. You can keep the change.
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