Temper; I lost mine again..

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by FlySniper, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    I can be so freaking stupid at times.

    Today I lost it and went on a door kicking, mirror whacking window pounding rampage after a fat slob of a subhuman damned near ran me over (intentionally and laughing about it while doing it...)

    Not that this really matters or that this has any purpose, I'm still pissed (as the driver and myself) and just need to vent.
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  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Did you get the license?
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  3. Antiquar

    Antiquar Been here awhile

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    Someone coming close to intentionally murdering you is a good cause for anger. You're correct that escalating the situation isn't a smart move, though.

    What the hell happened?
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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Sometimes,but only sometimes, that escalates to gunfire,and if it isnt you with the gun..............It would suck for you.

    There are more crazy fucks out there then you can shake a stick at.

    Rage away though if its what you need.
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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...and y'all wonder about bicyclists?!

    To the OP: I'm sorry. No one should have to deal with that shit, but having dealt with similar shit on a bicycle for the last 20 years, all I gotta say is he got exactly what he wanted: you're aggravated. :nod

    The hardest thing to do is to not react. Don't let him/them see that you're pissed. Takes away some of the incentive to do it again if they don't get that sense of satisfaction that they've gotten to you. AMHIK

    Add to that the relative size ratio and even if you DO react, you still lose in any altercation with a car/truck/SUV. :nod Again AMHIK

    Recognizing that they're doing it to get a rise out of you is the first step towards stopping the initial surge of anger. It won't ever stop, but at least if you know that you're not going to buy into their game, it keeps you from riding angry.

    HTH

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  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  7. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    It would appear the matrix has shifted...
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  8. RedShark

    RedShark Long timer

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    For this very reason I do not own or carry a firearm.

    On more than one occasion has a driver blatantly violated my right-of-way (pulling out so CLOSE in front you have to dynamite the brakes, trying to merge right on top of me, super-close tail-gating at speed for No reason ) and when honked at, THEY get offensive - flipping ME off or some other insulting behavior - this would be hard for me to handle peacefully if I had a manner to easily dispense hot lead projectiles.

    I'll never quite square the disconnect that when somebody tries to KILL me, I can't try to kill Them. They have it coming, afterall.

    This is NOT a case of driver just making a mistake, it's dangerously rude and stupid uncle-fuckers that need a good learnin' - but I realize that you just can't carry enough ammoe and lawyers to mitigate the problem.

    SO I try REALLY hard to stay in my happy place. I've visited friends in prison, I don't want to reside in one.

    One trick I picked up was the realization that I will encounter on average at least 8 really bad drivers a day, so now I just count them:

    "Whoa !, SCHEEECH...OK, that's One..."
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  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Guess so!

    I guess I need to stick that where I intended to stick it

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  10. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    The choices for how to react are not limited to shooting someone
    or doing nothing. Good grief, there are many more options
    than those two choices.


    Allowing idiots to engage in BS behavior and get away with
    that BS encourages those idiots to just keep doing it. And that
    is just wrong and it is also an example of civic irresponsibility.


    I've called the cops more than once on such vehicular
    homicide attempts, and more than once the perp has found
    himself pulled over and spread-eagled. Once the cops tore
    the perp's car apart and found illegal drugs. This was while I was parked
    about 75 yards away so I got to watch. I quite enjoyed watching
    that scene.


    The police are paid to deal with such idiots and such idiots
    need to be called on their behavior. If we all report such
    behavior to the cops, things might actually get better.


    Next time, take action that might make a positive difference
    in the world, instead of beating on inanimate objects. Trust me, you'll feel
    better for having done it, because taking action so assholes
    learn there are consequences for their bad behavior IS the right thing to do.


    Cell phones make it easy to get the cops to show up. Use your phone and show
    the idiots who play silly games on the road that they are accountable under the law.
    Oh, and if the idiot has a gun, the cops know how to deal with that, too :-)


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  11. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    Been there, done that three times in my 32 years of riding. If it was unintentional I don't get to angry but if they did it on purpose, which it sounds like happened to you, I have a hard time letting it go. :kboom But I'm getting better. :shog
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  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So... you're JRA and someone goes all aggro on you. Unless you have your cell run thru a commo system on the bike, its on, etc. how exactly is it you're supposed to call the cops? You certainly can't write down a tag # on the move.

    Driving a car? I can see that. On a MC or a bicycle its a different story. :nod

    :dunno

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  13. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    I don't need to write it down, I remember it. It takes
    seconds to pull over and dial 911, because I carry
    my phone in my front jacket pocket, and I have 911
    programmed into speed-dial. Using the speakerphone
    I can use the phone without removing my helmet.


    If you practice remembering tag numbers you can get
    better at it.


    If you want to tell me it can't be done I am going to have
    to respectfully disagree, because I have done it, not once
    but several times, while sitting on my bike on the side
    of the road. I do understand that not all roads have a shoulder
    which can be used to pull off the road, and that every situation
    is different so it is not always possible to quickly call the law,
    but it can be done in some cases.


    Money cannot buy the sort of entertainment I received the
    night those jackasses had their car ripped apart by the cops,
    trust me. I laughed for weeks afterward about it :-)


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  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I have really nasty temper that rears it ugly head every now and then. I used to carry sparkplugs, and master locks in my jacket pockets....
    I've done more than my share of things I probably shouldnt have and the only way I can keep myself from doing those things in the future is to realize it pretty much just makes things worse.
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  15. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Good for you! Those who lack self control shouldn't go about armed ever.

    On a practical level, though, Hawaii doesn't issue carry permits to anybody. So you'd be illegal to begin with. I've been told that the only civilian with one was the state police armorer.
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  16. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    I've done it before. When people nearly take me out, I assume it was accidental. If I see them take attitude, etc. I get pissed. I've kicked plenty of cars. I'm not saying it is the wise thing to do, but I'll probably do it again.

    I've called highway patrol before thru my Sena while staying behind an offender and received no action by the police. Seems that attempted murder/assault with a deadly weapon would rank a little higher on their give a shit list. Oh well.

    I keep memory of select (2) vehicles and their license plates for if I ever bump into them again... like in a parking lot. :bash

    Glad to hear it was only a near miss, Flysniper.
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  17. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    "stupid uncle-fuckers" :rofl

    I now have a new favorite term.:wink:

    And I agree with ItsNottheBike, call the cops, tail them from a distance, and watch the fun. Anyone who is that unstable, will NOT take being pulled over well.:evil BTDT

    FYI 1 in 17 people you interact with every day are seriously mentally ill.
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  18. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    The backstory:

    I was sitting about eight feet behind a car stopped at a redlight; center lane heading straight across (left most lane for left turners, right lane for right turns).

    I was about four feet away from the left border of my lane.
    I see a black Ford Escape rolling up behind me. It slides over to the right, keeps coming up and attempts to shove me out of the way, but stops short.

    I'm thinking I'll clear this situation once the light changes and traffic allows...

    The light changed, but Ford had dropped back to a decent distance, but I'm planning on adding a car or two between us ASAP.

    Traffic clears town (2 lane highway) and wicks up to 65mph. The Ford is on my ass again. We come to a straight away with passing zone, no oncoming traffic. I check my six, move over to the right to give the SUV plenty of room to go around.... which they did.... off the road on my right side. And instead of just completing the pass and then coming over, the driver yanks the wheel in my direction while I'm even with her window... and she's freaking looking directly at me and smiling. Last I looked there might have been enough room to just slip my fingers in between her door and my mirror (still at 65mph in a 45mph zone).

    I punch the bar hard and dive out of the way while going for the brakes. She slams her brakes trying to make me hit the rear of her SUV. I stayed with the dive as long as I could, righted the bike and full on both brakes. I damned near hit her. By now I was a little boxed in by on coming traffic



    I tried letting her go on, but she kept hitting the gas and then slamming the brakes.... I'm really pissed, but just drop way back and she finally goes on.

    We roll up to another intersection with a line of stopped cars. Again with a center, right turn and left turn. She takes center, stops and I roll up next to her door and launch a kick as she turns into the left lane and punches it.

    I follow, mad mad mad as hell. She goes up the road just a little, loops through a church parking lot and back to the intersection where she's trapped by traffic.

    I get next to her window and look her eye to eye.... the pasty white, big, fat lardassed lump cowers away from the rolled up glass.

    I screamed something (no idea what) and launched a couple of kicks to her door, broke the mirror and was working on punching the glass in when she sped off. (I'm still on the bike.)

    I started off after her, but some little beam of sanity must have made it's way to some part of my brain and I instead turned around and vacated the area post haste.

    ...I think this is relatively accurate... I can say I did nothing to bring this on and was actually trying to let this idiot go bother someone else.
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  19. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    She will probly think twice next time. Those electric mirrors are expensive. She'll be out 500 bucks at least. Too bad you didn't get the glass as well.
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  20. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    And if a cop saw this or if she had witnesses you'd be in a world of trouble, your word against hers and a LOT of damage to her property.

    Better still:

    You may not be able to get an address and you may not decide to extract extra-judicial justice on this issue. She may or may not notice that she is being stalked and she may or may not worry. Of course, you have no idea what she's talking about, your word against hers.

    :D

    --Bill
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