When did honking the horn start being considered road rage? Come to think of it, when did road rage become a thing? Honking the horn and yelling at retarded motorists and pedestrians is how you’re supposed to drive.
In an ideal world, everyone would understand how to drive correctly; use turn signals when needed, only use the passing lane when hauling balls, run red lights when there’s no one coming. You know, the usual stuff your Pop teaches you. Unfortunately, there’s a ton of fucking idiots out there on the road and they all seem to share a certain timidness and sensitivity. What’s worse, these sensitive ninnies can’t stand it when their driving skills are criticized. Instead of taking the hint and driving more aggressively, these timid pussies make the people who are trying to help them out look like the bad guys. Getting in a huff over being called out on driving like a doofus is perfectly reasonable but labeling good samaritans as psychopaths is a dickhead move.
When people are acting like ding dongs, it’s necessary to let them know. Alerting someone to their shitty driving or pedestrian etiquette isn’t just the courteous thing to do, it’s keeping them and everyone else on the road safe. It’s important people use the proper method and not go overboard, though. Waiving your piece at a pedestrian, who’s looking at his phone and not the “Do Not Cross” sign, isn’t just overkill, it’s not gonna do shit. If some inconsiderate asshole is too preoccupied to see a blinking red sign, telling him not to cross the road, he sure as shit isn’t going to see the tiny black gun his life is being threatened with. Using the correct means to notify a prick of their retarded ways is key to keeping roads safe.
Back in the good ole days, when there were no established rules of the road and you could basically do whatever the fuck you wanted, car horns were only there to let people know you were coming. They were a safety measure of sorts, put in place for the driver to lean on when zipping around like a crazy bastard so others would know to get the hell out of the way. Once the fun police got involved and started implementing stupid shit like speed limits, traffic signals, lanes, and other boring crap the horn somehow became known as a tool for “impatient assholes”. The overriding message remained, keep your head up or you’re gonna get flattened like a fucking pancake, but all the new rules and regulations made it necessary for idiots to clarify what they’re being honked at for.
A simple honk of the horn is never good enough. Whenever some idiot is doing something stupid and getting honked at, they always throw their hands up and give a “what’s your problem?” look. You would think they’d be grateful for an explanation because of this but considering these are people who’re unable to grasp the ebb and flow of everyday traffic, they take it as an insult instead. These morons aren’t just incapable of appreciating helpful advice, they’re too stupid to realize you need to yell in order for someone to hear you on the road. You can’t just poke your head out of the window when you’re driving and say, “um, excuse me. Just to let you know. I was only honking at you because it’s rush hour and you’re trying to make a left hand turn when that big sign in front of you says no left hand turns. You’re kinda holding us all up. K, thanks. Bye!” The guy isn’t going to hear you and you’re going to look like a tremendous pussy. That’s what’s so great about yelling like a maniac, it gets your message across and just sounds good.
Sometimes you have to show you mean business and yelling isn’t always enough. Just because something has been brought to someone’s attention doesn’t mean they’re going to do anything about it. Sometimes, you have to put some pressure on a person for them to change their ways and publicly shaming them is a great way to do that. Raining insults down on some asshole at a busy crosswalk, who almost got himself killed, or flipping off a guy with his family, who’s holding everyone up, will make them think twice before trying that shit again. If that doesn’t do the trick, the only other option is to shock or scare them straight. That’s what all these sallies need to realize. When someone’s waving their pistol around or pulls over and takes out their tire iron, it’s not so much a threat as much as it is a wake up call. It’s just a friendly reminder to take your head out of your ass and pay more attention.
People need to stop acting like pussies and utilize ‘road rage’ more often. Worrying about getting murdered for acting like an “asshole” on the road makes about as much sense as wearing a helmet or seatbelt when driving. The chances of something bad actually happening are so slim, you look like a pornstar putting on a rubber before walking into a nunnery. Nothing bad is going to happen and if something does happen, at least you know you had good intentions.