Okay -- this is hardly news, but
someone made a rude gesture at me today! It was the one involving the middle finger, and I was riding home from work, rather lateish, on a fairly unbusy main road.
I heard one of *those* honks, so I turned slightly and did a little friendly hihowareya wave. Except the driver, who I presume was the honker, pulled up beside me and flashed me a very deliberate finger before he pulled away. Goodness!
I wonder what prompted that? Do you suppose he felt I'd insulted him? Do you suppose he perceived a hot steaming mass of fragrant affection behind the wave? Or did he take my riding in the lane as a big eff-you all by itself? (I don't think he was ever even in my lane, though.) I am disappointed that I was wearing a balaclava at the time, as I was tempted to either flash him a big smile or the appropriate look of shocked sensibility, but it's probably just as well. I was more interested in getting home, anyway, and pursuing the opportunity for mockery might have worked against that.