A few weeks ago, I was walking and crossed the street at a red light. A horn beeps really loudly, in an aggressive manner that I notice usually happens when someone’s stuck in traffic and experiencing bad road rage. I thought the driver was rushing me to cross, though I had pedestrian right of way and plenty of time to cross.
The driver beeps obnoxiously again, and I turn to see a pathetic excuse for a man sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle. He smiles and waves at me. His younger doppelganger sat in the passenger seat, not giving a crap about what I was doing, and probably embarrassed that the driver was making an ass of himself.
So beeping his horn obnoxiously was his way of getting my attention? He got it all right, but not the kind he was expecting. Instead of me running to his car filled with joy and passion, what he did was startle me and fill me with rage.
Since I was in the middle of crossing the street, my split second reaction was to flip him the middle finger while continuing to cross the street. I wish I had one of those holla back flyers I saw floating around that explains to these beeping jerks why it’s not cool to beep a horn to get a woman’s attention.
Submitted by anonymous on 7/3/2011
Location: Barton Street & Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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