And that includes lowering your car window even a couple of inches.
Texas man losses his cool during road rage incident… pic.twitter.com/KmlZYe24QD
— Southland Post (@SouthlandPost) March 2, 2023
This could have gone very wrong. If stupid mode is engaged, why should you want to win an argument? Ego is a silly thing to feed when things go wrong. It will kill you.
4 thoughts on “Again: never break perimeter.”
In the last few years I have driven almost 500thousand miles. You name it I have almost been involved in it. I just avoid and get on with the drive. Right or wronged, you pick your battles. Stupid ego has consequences.
I am of two minds on these things. On one hand it is not worth it to thump your chest and ‘win’ by cowing the aggressor in a situation you created or initiated. Like going to accost someone who bumped you or pulling up alongside the person who brake checked or cut you off in traffic. The best fights in the real world are the ones you avoid whenever possible.
On the other for whatever reason is causing the break down in society is causing more and more of these things and I liken it to a spoiled child realizing there are no consequences for their actions so they graduate from sneaked cookies to stealing from the neighbors.
Watching that video I was not able to see for sure if he had anything in his hand it looks like he struck the top edge of the open window with the palm of his hand and used that leverage to shatter it. He almost looked surprised so I’m not sure if he intended to just slap the car or break the window. Either way it would have been a LOT harder for him to do so had they left it up as you said.
@Bad Dancer: Amusingly, I just Mas Ayoob’s new book and he recommended leaving the window cracked to resist this breaking. Perhaps not.
I agree with avoidance, like driving around after Mr. Macho exited his truck. If Macho followed, then call 911.
OTOH, I feel like the video would at least work for an insurance claim against the assailant. It might work for a criminal complaint as well. It’s not like the guy could claim that “it wasn’t me”.
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