Today on my home stretch I was riding between two rows of stopped car because snowbanks and the close proximity of cars made it impossible to just stick to the left like I would naturally prefer. But the light changes so I speed up to the same speed as the cars leaving the stoplight. The cars are movingly really slowly, out of the stop and twords the intersection. So I sped up faster than the cars on the left and merged through to the left side. I didn't cut anyone off or make any sudden moves, just a calm respectful maneuver. Well when I was on the other side of the intersection the guy I had merged in front of honked at me and gave me the finger. I had no idea why. I hadn't inconvenienced him at all. Maybe he just felt like discharging some pent up rage on a cyclist. Or maybe he was mad because he was stuck in a cage and I was just sliding through traffic I am a crourteuse but assertive rider so maybe he felt like I should be getting out of his way.
What stories of arogant and aggresive drivers do you have?