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Jeanie: Ragin’ Over 1-Finger Salute

JeanieSpokane: Last night we were driving home in the Valley, when a car with two women in it, cut in front of us slowly from a gas station and then proceeded to stop in the intersection of our green light. Mechanic Man honked the horn, and the female passenger flipped him off. Then they turned into a park driveway just past the intersection. Like, how badly did they want to leave the parking lot only to go in to the next driveway? It infuriated me! I hate the finger jab more than the “F” word. It incurs my wrath. Road Rage was my middle name. i wanted to run up to that passenger and shout at her for being such a dolt. I wanted to slap her. I wanted to swing out my door and smack into the car as it was turning into the driveway. I wanted to hurl the only item at hand, a hairbrush, into her window.

Question: How do you react when you get "flipped off" in traffic? Or have you gotten a one-finger salute?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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