So I was headed home today, and as I was leaving campus, I got stuck in traffic backed up at a light. This intersection is always slow to cross at rush hour, so I do as I do every day, which is take the lane. So I'm stopped behind about 5 cars when we all inch up. As I inch up a bit, I hear a car gun it behind me, so I turn around to see a woman attempting to go around me. She stops, as the line of traffic stops. Then she hits her horn.
I turn around again, thinking WTF is going on here, and she yells out, "move over!" Now, keep in mind again that we are all stopped at a red traffic light!!!!
So I pick up my bike and walk back to her car. She immediately asks me whether I'm turning left or right at the light. I answer left, and then immediately jump into explaining to her about how the Virginia law gives me the right to the lane, and besides, she is at a red light and is not going anywhere. She then says that slow moving traffic has to yield, to which I again mentioned how we were all stopped. At this point, my blood was boiling, so I continued yelling at her. She finally said, "If I could just complete my sentence," to which I of course continued yelling, she rolled up her window.
I should have blasted her with my airzound as I stood there at her window. My sister said I should just smile and move on, but that goes against my personality. I'm sure it would have had a better result.
But anyway, I had to vent. It's days like today where I really question my drive to continue this car-lite lifestyle.