Another sign of getting old
Took place Saturday, March 27, 2010
I just finished a personal gig at Los Angeles and was on my way back to Ventura County. I was on 101 Fway in Los Angeles County. The Sun was setting in front of me. I was minding my own business.
Then one slow moving BMW cut me off and started to clean his windshield with soapy water. I was hit by his fluid. That got me so angry.
I’ve been driving for 20+ years and I have a perfect driving record.
All my life, when somebody washes windshield in front of me, I would always cut him off and give him the same treatment. That rich buger in BMW was going to get it.
I was ready to pay him back. I took my time and waited for the right moment. LA traffic is heavy.
I followed him for about 4-5 minutes, and I got the perfect setting for me to cut him off in offensive manner and give him the squirt of justice.
I changed into the fast lane and started to pass him.
Then I took a look at the driver.
He was a young dude.
I could clearly see that he was struggling to see in front of him through the glare caused by setting Sun in front of us.
The poor guy was only trying to clean his windshield so he can see better.
At that moment, I felt ashamed that I thought about paying back to this guy.
Using windshield wiper while driving is an annoying act. But, people use windshield wiper because they try to see better. They don’t think about people behind you. All they have in mind is "Oh my God, I cannot see"
Some people don’t realize that people behind them will get hit by their washer fluid. They are simply clueless, just like my parents. They don’t mean anything bad.
I believe my days of "pay back" is over. I’m getting old.
I hope the dude in BMW reached his destination OK.