The Wife almost but didn't

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    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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    stupid guy making stupid gestures...no reason to lose cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    stupid guy making stupid gestures...no reason to lose cool
    Agreed.

    But it would have been funny....
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    Agreed.

    But it would have been funny....
    Until she ended up in the hoosegow.
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    Good on her to keep her cool and realize that their are battles worth fighting and most that are not.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    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.
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    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
    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.
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    Of course, another option would have been for her to briefly raise both her hands into a riflle-holding position.
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    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.
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    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."
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    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?

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    good job on her part
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    She did the right thing. Just let morons be morons.

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    Yep, most of them will take care of themselves. No need to slit the throat of a lemming.
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