I got MY revenge.....

I'm riding in a fairly high end part of the city ( Royal York and Bloor for those who know Toronto). Most houses are in the $600k - $1 million range. You'd figure that SOMEONE there has got some sense. I'm coming up Royal York towards Bloor and this BLOODY prick in his nice, shiney, new, black, fucking, oh-so-more-important- than-anyone-else Lexus come FLYING past me, on the wrong side of the road, cuts me off and almost clips my front end. I was in a bad enough mood and this was IT! I keep going and I catch up to him at the lights. Keep in mind this is just after 5pm so it's right in rush hour. I pull up right in front of his car accross the lane, totally blocking him. I got off and went to his window. I had to restrain myself from grabbing his keys and tossing them into the sewer. He starts freaking on me telling me to "get that fucking piece of shit out of the way.". First I told him to cram it, and then I became three years old and told him to make me. HE says "Don't make me get out of this car 'cause you'll regret it". I'm thinking Lexus=$+him hitting me=$=happy me so I begged him to please try and do something. He wisely stayed in the car. We've now gone through 2 green lights and the cars are getting pissed and there is now a really big crowd watching this. I mean there must have been 40 people watching. He starts to back up and almost hits the car behind him before he even realized that anyone was there. He starts freaking again for me to move the 'ped or he'll run it over. I start thinking 26 year old 'ped with a shit clutch getting run over and him having to fix it=$=happy me so I told him to go ahead if he had the balls. Of course he didn't. He asked me what my fucking problem is and what will it take for me to move. I see the crowd and I respond "Admit you're a fucking asshole who doesn't know the first thing about the rules of the road or simple common courtesy. Admit you are wrong, and say that you're sorry for almost killing me back there when you cut me off"! He gets this blank look on his face and mumbles something. I yelled at him "Speak up asshole. No one can hear you"! I was fuming at thins point and I think he realized I was ready and willing to hurt him. He actually admitted he was an asshole and everything I told him to say. The entire crowd burst into laughter. I smiled at him and told him to remember this conversation because I had his licence plate and I can find out where he lived. I road away with a HUGE smile on my face. This was the most fun I've had a 5 green lights ever!!!!!

Richard

BTW Ree, YOU WOULD LOVE RIDING ON TORONTO!!!!!!!

I pity the foo...

Who cuts off a mopeder. Jeez, I don't know, I've always been a little skeptical about any story ever told to me, since so often have people stretched the truth a bit, but somehow I believe that. Maybe I just want to believe it, if it is made up, because it gives me an opportunity to live out the fantasy of actually having the balls to stand up for what I know is right. But I'm willing to believe that. I know that someone out there would do something like this, how would anyone else have ever thought up stories like that if they had never had an example to lie off of. Well, regardless of the story's creditability, I have to say that you did what you had to do. Sure, someone will always say that you acted out of line and took it a little too far, but how can any one know what is the exact, appropriate action that you should've taken in this scenario? All I know is that there is a basic human instinct, like a lusting, for revenge, and in this case you had your cake and ate it too. You stood up to the bastard but you did not get violent with him, which is unlike so many others with bad cases of road rage. My hats off to you, good man! There are others out there like you, but you still remain a rare breed. Someone capable of doing what is right, proving their point, but doing it in a non-violent, tasteful fashion. Oh, I wish I could at least honk at the SOBs that cut me off or don't acknowledge me at a stop sign. I think that your story has granted me at least an ounce more of courage, with which I can use starting tomorrow. Commuting to work is a hectic time around my town, but I won't let anyone forget that I am on the road and that I too have places to go and people to see, just as they have. I am mopeder, hear me roar.

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SCORE: PEDS 1 Assholes 0 HA!

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What can I say...I just live in an area where far too many people have little to no respect for others. As for standing up to them...the first thing you've got to do is get their licence plate. That way, regardless of what transpires, you can always find them and make 'em pay one way or anther. Don't get me wrong though. I did the same things on my mountain bike when I used to ride it everywhere. Even when I'm walking the dog and crossing the road at a green light, if someone doesn't want to wait their turn like they should, I am more than happy to just stand in their way and really piss them off. A word of warning though. DON'T EVER DO THIS IF THERE AREN'T ANY WITTNESSESS AROUND!!!!!! You are looking for trouble and this may be just the trigger some people need to loose their wits and do things they normally would not do. Use simple common sense and have fun with the situation. There is nothing you can do to annoy someone more than to just simply agree with everything they say. If they insult you, agree. If they tell you you're being a jerk, tell them they are right. You have NO idea just how riled up some people can get when you do this. And to rub salt in the wounds, smile all the time.

Richard

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Reeperette /

Well done.

I must admit you handled that better than I might have...being firm, yet somewhat polite...most people don't really want a conflict, and when you inflict your (moslty ignored) presence into their little plastic bubble world, they'll do just about anything to rectify the situation, really.

I do reccommend against trying stuff like this, cause mosta the folks I've run across are not only crazy enough to run your 'ped over...some of em would try to run you over...had one of those in baltimore tried that (at some cost to his vehicle, via swinging chain as I dived outta the way), and some of em might just get bloodyminded enough to shoot you, so....be advised.

Anyhow, that was a good way to handle matters...it sure beats caving in his rear window, eh ?

-Ree

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KILL 'EM WITH A SMILE!!! :)

Tim

"And to rub salt in the wounds, smile all the time." -Richard

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Exactly my point Ree. You gotta learn to pick your moments. Luckily in Toronto I don't have to worry quite as much about getting shot (at), but I do keep it in mind. I do like your idea of a swinging chain though. I wonder how I can add that to my 'ped and automate it as well.

Richard

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Wut is it with the black Lexus drivers???? it ALWAYS a black Lex.....

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I think there is some sort of asshole pre-acceptance test that the dealers make them take before they're allowed to buy them. It's probably simillar to the one that BMW drivers, and 16 year old with Civics have to take. They have to weed out all the undesireables you know?

Richard

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Jamie Leonard /

Actually I've been seeing a trend... the more expensive the car the worse the driver. You'd think people would be the opposite, because its a bit of a crime to dent something that cost THAT much money! Might be because of high pressure jobs, cell phone use, or just simply thinking they own the road. Might just be that insecure wee-brained twits who think the car will impress people tend to buy them. (Personally I don't care about having a vehicle that impresses anyone... hence the moped. :)

Jamie

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Personally, I AM impressed when I see a moped. I know what that poor soul has gone through just to get it where is is and to keep it going. As for spending my hard earned bucks on anything solely for the purpose of impressiing someone else....no likely! I'll pay for it for my use and enjoyment, not so some yabo can drool as I ride by.

Richard

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