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Old 03-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Temper; I lost mine again..

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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Old 03-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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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.
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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Old 03-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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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.

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. 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.

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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It would appear the matrix has shifted...
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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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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Old 03-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #9
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It would appear the matrix has shifted...
Guess so!

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

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #10
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There are other options

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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Old 03-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #11
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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. But I'm getting better.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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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 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 their are consequences for their behavior IS the right thing to do.



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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.



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Old 03-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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You certainly can't write down a tag # on the move.

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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Old 03-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #14
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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...)
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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Old 03-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #15
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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..."
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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