Went to Radio Shack yesterday at the nearby shopping center to get some blank DVDs and batteries... was around noon, before the rains hit.
People were anything but friendly on the road... and in the shopping center parking lot, I felt like a lamb before the lions. Folks were very aggressive... even at >10MPH.
Now granted, I did get to "park" right in front of the store... so I didn't have problems parking. But drivers were just going nuts looking for parking (right in front of "the" store, no doubt) and they were not very kind to pedestrians crossing the road, or to anybody being unusual... such as riding a bike. (perhaps I should have worn the Santa hat)
Today, I went to the same shopping center for groceries... and a small rosemary tree. Drove my car. Got flipped off by a woman who apparently did not believe in speed limits, nor turn signals, nor in destination positioning... she tailgated me (I was in the right lane) until the corner, then she attempted to turn around me as I made a right turn, and then flipped me off. (remember, I was in a car)
Meanwhile, back at the shopping center parking lot, I just missed being run over by two other vehicles as I return to my truck with my cart filled to the brim.
Drivers are looking one way and driving the other... driving fast and aggressive... IN PARKING LOTS.
My my... so much for "Holiday Spirit." Ho Ho Ho.