A man pulled out onto the road right behind me and then rode my ass...sorry, I mean rode my bumper like he was in a hurry and I was in his way.
He happened to go down the same side road that I did.
When I came to a four way stop, the driver to the right of me stopped at the same time that I did. I waved him on to go ahead. (He had the right of way here since we stopped at the same time) I could see the gentleman behind me throwing up his hands as if to say, "You let him go first!"
Some people are just more important than everyone else and have to get where they are going before the rest of us. A shame they have to share the road with us.
This is an everyday occurence here, Kerri, and they even have the cheek to sound their horn at us as if we are the ones in the wrong. If we politely slow down in order to let someone turn onto the road in front of us from a side street, the motorists behind spread their arms dramatically and often yell. I bet when it's them wanting to turn onto the road, they hate having to wait though...
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based on the obligation to say something sensible.
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as 'plucking the yew' (or 'pluck yew'). **Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, “See, we can still pluck yew!” Since pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as “giving the bird”! And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing… 🖕🏻