Hello. I'm Nat. As I sit here about to type this, my heart is just still thumping like crazy.
I hate driving with a passion. It scares me so bad. I drive slow and steady every where I go.. But today something happened. And before I get to it,
I'm going to tell you a little about my history with vehicles and why they scare me.
I started driving at 17 and one month to the day after I got my license, I flipped my car upside down into a 20 foot ditch. I was okay but
traumatized. Go on with life.. No wrecks, thank goodness, and I've been very fortunate. Then in 2014, on December 22, a lady slammed into the back of
me while I was sitting at a stop light. I suffered sever whiplash and nothing else. I am still having problems with my neck. So anyway, everytime I
get in any vehicle I get flashes of wrecks. I am just super nervous to drive and ride with folks. I have to over come my fear daily as I drive my boy
to school and do my other daily tasks.
So back to today.. I was going to get gasoline for my car. I was in the Kroger parking lot. I was driving straight to the gasoline pumps. Over to my
right are rows of parking spots. I see this car is coming up one of the rows, I think, surely she will stop, and she didn't. I slam my brakes and then
she sees me and slams hers as well. She would have ran smack into my car if she hadn't noticed me. She was going to turn left in front of me. I drop
my mouth open and say, oh my goodness, and I proceed to go straight cause now she's stopped. I did have to go around her a bit cause the front of her
car was sticking out, and as I pass her, I look over, and she's flipping me off!!! My heart dropped and so did my mouth and I honked and immediately
started to do a u-turn and follow her. In my rage, I just wanted to know why did she flip me off when it was clearly unnecessary to do so. She had
almost ran into me. And I was furious as to that gesture.. And to be honest, really hurt(I'm super sensitive).
I know she probably saw me turn around and she sped up and was going quite fast down the road. She lost me at a red light.
I feel crazy. I'm thinking now, what the heck was I thinking doing something like that? I was so upset over a hand gesture that basically means f you,
that I followed a stranger.. To get an answer as to why she would flip me off?
I shouldn't have let it bother me that bad, but I let it. I know that she also has her side of the story.. I wonder what it is...
Anyway, this was my road rage. I don't think it's very safe at all to follow anyone for any reason. I followed her in a rage thinking I was going to
nicely ask her why she flipped me off?.. Hah! Okay, I have lost my mind.
I truly wish teleportation was available so I wouldn't have to drive ever again.
ETA: During this ordeal.. I told Siri to call one of my friends, I thought this chick would calm my crazy butt down, but no answer, then I told Siri
to call my hubby and he didn't answer either, then I was stopped by a red light as she sped off.. I feel that was my sign to stop.
edit on 4-2-2016 by natalia because: Added ETA
edit on 4-2-2016 by natalia because: (no reason given)