Last week, I was in the most wonderful spirits because it was finally Friday and I was looking forward to starting my weekend with my family after a hard week at work.
About half way through my commute, I noticed that my windshield was very dirty from bug guts, so I decided to hit my windshield sprayer to clean up the crap till my next car wash.
I am always mindful to other drivers before I hit the windshield sprayer because I hate it when the person in front of me is cleaning their window and mine gets hit, too.
I look and there was a car about 2 car lengths behind me, so I speed up a little to avoid spraying them. I am finally ready to spray my windshield. I repeat the process twice since my windshield wipers suck.
About a minute later, the car that was behind me weaves in and out of traffic trying to make his way in front of me, he manages to get in front of me, slows down to only hit his windshield wiper button down so that my almost dry and semi clean windshield gets hit.
To be honest, I really wasn’t paying attention the first time he did it because I was on weekend mode but the third time he did it, I snapped from my zone and realized this joker was doing it on purposed.
You Jerk! Was that really necessary?
I have no idea what the guys problem was. I was mindful and respectful to makes sure I was far enough that his car would not get hit. If the wind even carried the liquid he would have got a very mild mist.
Of course, I instantly get pissed because this guy is being a jerk.
He continues to do this for 30 more seconds and I start tailgating him and pulled onto the side of him and raise my hands up.
I guess he wasn’t expecting me to react like I did, so he backed off but I wasn’t done yet. I kept following him.
He switched lanes, I switched lanes.
He slowed down, I slowed down.
Finally, he had enough and takes the nearest exit BUT to his surprise that is my exit.
As soon, as we take the exit, he makes the first right and heads into the sunset.
I really thought about continuing my chase but I have better things to do and this really wasn’t safe in the first place.
Thinking back, I should not have stooped to his level and not put myself in that kind of situation. This person could have had a gun or try to break check me.
It really irritated me because he was an older male and I felt that he was bullying me, a female.
The road is filled with idiots so be careful and keep your cool.