As I was taking my wife to dinner celebrating our 22nt wedding anniversary yesterday the weather started to get turn stormy and the freeway quickly became covered in water. I adjusted my speed and was happily driving along in the right lane when an older Dodge van that was on the shoulder suddenly pulled right out in front of me. Fortunately there was a gap in traffic and I was able to miss hitting this idiot and as I passed him I blew my horn just to let him know to pay more attention, I used no hand gestures, body language, or verbal communication with him as I passed other than honking the horn. He in turn thrust his arm out of the window and flipped us of and pulled right up on my bumper. As the exit for the restaurant was at hand I exited and he stayed right with me.
My wife is a 911 operator so she hears all of the horror stories and gets calls on road rage all of the time. She turns to me and says “I sure hope you have your gun with you because there is no telling what this guy is going to do” I assured her I was in fact carrying and even had a spare in the center console for her. This reassured her and she contented herself with just writing down all of the needed information. As a 911 operator she knew the futility of calling 911 until the guy made some overt threat.
As it turned out he turned into Wal-Mart before we needed to turn off to go to dinner so it seems it was just luck of the draw that he followed us as far as he did. The entire point of this point is that my wife, who never before saw a real need to carry a gun was reassured that I had one with us and made the decision that she would be getting her CCW in the near future.