Originally Posted by cfell
.... unfortunately, proving I was more stupid... usually.
Man I know that one all too well.
Somehow, (believe me when I say I must have had help) I survived my youth
and grew up into a wiser and not very much more mature
I eventually realized (like Dano said) "you can't fix stupid"
and nothing I say or do is going to change that/them.
When I was still a Harley rider (20 years ago) I lived by:
"If you want to see @sshole, ..........I'll show you @sshole!!!
And I was good at it.
I've thrown my fists through open windows, kicked mirrors of cars, broken more than a few antenna's and even punched the glass out of a car mirror once, I rode away somewhat satisfied and bleeding.
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me now but I was a different person back then.
There was an incident that still makes me smile whenever I think about it.
Sunday morning 11am going up US 19 toward a Toy run an hour north of here,
three lanes of moderate traffic and two turn lanes.
I'm watching a small truck weaving through traffic behind me cutting people of and being rude to every one around him, eventually he passes me, cuts me off only to end up next to me at the next stoplight.
I call out to him: HEY... are you always an @sshole or just when you drive?
The light goes green and traffic starts to move as he yells his response
F.... you, I'll blow you away.....
He's glaring at me so intensely that he doesn't notice vehicles in front of him have stopped
as he smashes into the rear of them.
I'm laughing out loud as I ride away.
But...wait... here he comes, driving like a maniac weaving in and out and gaining on me,
oh sh*t, he's been humiliated and maybe he does have a gun.
I do a quick evasive maneuver, cut in front of a van and duck into the turn lane
as he passes the same van, he's gone.....
He wasn't after me, he's just doing a hit and run.....
The chase is on ..now.... I get his tag number and return to the accident scene with it.
It's still funny, but looking back I wonder: which one of us was the biggest @sshole?