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Delarage

(2,204 posts)
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:00 AM Jun 11

Embarassing moment while driving in Delaware....

Leaving my church in my pickup to go pick up a furniture donation to take to a recently-divorced man who is moving into a public housing apartment in Wilmington. A couple people were following in their cars to help me load the stuff. Waiting at a light, a pickup with an American flag and a Trump flag drove by. I reflexively held up my middle finger and waved it at them. Then I remembered that I know the people sitting behind me at the light. And that we were leaving church. OOPS.

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FailureToCommunicate

(14,100 posts)
1. You were lucky it wasn't worse than embarrassing. I've had to tell my son...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:46 AM
Jun 11

in Texas- NOT to do any such thing to a**hole drivers. They could easily just pull a gun and use it.

Texin

(2,607 posts)
8. Sadly, I live in Texas too and I don't use gestures of any kind while behind the wheel. There are other
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:48 AM
Jun 11

psycho drivers that will go ballistic if they even (mis)perceive another driver's change of lanes, etc., as cutting them off or blocking them in some way, or they don't don't like it if a driver ahead of them slows on a yellow light. There are road rage gun deaths practically every day in this sorry excuse of a state, and many of them happen in my home town, Dallas.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,100 posts)
9. Well, don't feel too bad about where you live for that problem, stupid road rage is...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 02:27 PM
Jun 11

everywhere in this country.

BumRushDaShow

(132,206 posts)
3. Well that explains
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:56 AM
Jun 11

the origins of your account name!

And ewwwww that you ran into that in Delaware. I think the southern part of the state has a pile of them in Sussex County.

wolfie001

(2,560 posts)
4. Be careful
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:19 AM
Jun 11

I just passed by one trumper (Sports car, flags and all. Open window) at an intersection very close to my condo. I could've said, "Lock him up" and then driven by. But just think, the trumper decides to follow you to your house. Really not worth it. Stay safe.

Conjuay

(1,539 posts)
5. "To your own heart, be true."
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:23 AM
Jun 11

That's my "salute" to trump flags as well!
That's what they want, actually. He's smiling to himself thinking he "owns the libs".

IronLionZion

(45,922 posts)
6. I get the instinct, but I try to avoid interacting with MAGAts when I can
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:34 AM
Jun 11

you never know what they might do to "own the libs".

Klondike Kat

(819 posts)
7. I'll have to admit to committing the same sin from time to time
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:45 AM
Jun 11

For exactly the same reason. There's a couple of old rust-buckets running around our area that are festooned with MAGA flags and what-not.

Truth be told - I've not attended the church to which I'm a member of the congregation for almost a year. When the pastor started using "woke" like a dirty, four-letter word I just couldn't.

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