Well, there have been a few rants about cops that like to overstep their bounds on here of late. One has even taken me to task and ranted at me for my views. That is fine, I'm a big boy and take no offense from it. I would even like to here his take on this, as well as from our other resident LEO's.
OK Heres the tale of road rage.
I pull out onto one of our major thoroughfares and start heading home from picking up a few things at the local wallywhirled and checking the prices on a few things at the best buy.
Its a warmish day and my windows are half way down.
In front of the mall they (the city) has the traffic all messed up with a series of lights, I happen to be in the left lane. I see the lane is way backed up and the right lane has less vehicles, so i check the mirrors and bounce to the right lane and start moving. I clear the lights and check my mirror, i see plenty of room between my back bumper and the truck i just passed so i bounce back to the left lane as i know its the one i need.
Well, the truck i just passed, the driver takes exception to me moving over and starts laying on the horn throwing a $H!T fit. My natural reaction is a one fingered salute out the window. (Piss on you buddy, i made a legal, safe move...hes damn lucky i didnt throw the truck down in L1 and let him hit me in the back end
In retrospect thats EXACTLY what i should have done
ANYWHO, i continue along my merry way in heavy traffic. I pass under the last light before i have to make my left turn towards home and i see this jackwad come racing up on the right side. I just chuckle and say to myself "Self, wheres this idiot think hes going, theres a slower moving grand am right there and he certainly cant clear me before i get to it."
Well, this Jackwad jerks it right back over on my bumper when he sees he cant get me cleared. (Driving like a raving lunatic is what hes doing).
Well i come up on my turn, toss on my turn signal and move to the turn lane (Remember this is a MAJOR highway thru town 2 lane east, 2 lanes west, one turn lane and it is BUSY) well jackwad in his mini chevy pickup truck whips up in front of me, halfassed blocking me (Miserable fail) and generally causing a shakeup to the poor drivers coming around the bend behind and freaking out those in the oncoming lanes.
HE cuts me off, throws his arm out at me. My immediate reaction is another one finger salute, then i notice hes proudly displaying an Indiana State Police patch on the shoulder of his uniform sweater, I then immediately start waving my hands to him in a "COME ON" fashion, yelling (remember, my windows are open) "Come on little boy! What! What! What you gonna do!! YOU GOT NOTHING!!!"
He then whips his truck back out into oncoming traffic and takes off flying down the road...again causing much strife to the poor folks coming around the bend on this major highway.
My point being, once again, DAMN COPS thinking they ARE the law and ABOVE IT. Rather than simply being citizens whos JOB it is to enforce law.
Sorry, but i hadda rant a bit....it wouldnt have been near as bothersome if it would have been a run of the mill road raging jackwad.......but it was a STATE COP that SHOULDA known better than to act the way(s) he did!!