Why did I get flipped off?
I am driving down the street in my neighborhood. I come to an intersection that is kind of an accident magnet. (Rather than describe the scenario, I drew a picture.)
So this 1 ton pickup truck is headed straight towards me, instead of turning into her lane as she makes the turn. I have a little Honda CRV. In the eminent head on collision, I would have been the clear loser. I wanted to get her attention so she could move into her lane in time not to hit me. Because of the parked car to the right of me, there was no place for me to go.
So, just based on past experience, I honk my horn an don't stop until she hears it and reacts. Which she did ultimately about 1 second BEFORE she hits me. Then SHE gives me a dirty look and flips me the bird.
I don't understand. I was in MY lane. I was coming to a stop because there is a stop sign there. I have no place to maneuver. She is speeding. She is in the wrong lane. She is not paying attention. I try to alert her to prevent a head on collision (where I am sure I would have not come out well) and she is mad at me?