Houston Driving Policies
As of yesterday, I was unsure of the general policy concerning Road Rage here in Houston. I know in Chicago it's tolerated and prevalent; flipping people off, honking horns, screaming out windows, etc. I know because I receive this type of feedback most times I drive.
In Houston, however, I'm not sure this behavior is accepted. This is the south, no? People have the whole southern hospitality thing going on. So when some person cut me off yesterday, I immediately felt bad after honking my horn. Though it's rare I'm not the offender, perhaps I should have just held my peace.
Thankfully, minutes later, a Hummer operated by a burly Hispanic guy started honking at me. He then rolled down his window, pulled up next to me, and mouthed "DIE BITCH."
I had two epiphanies in that moment. One, I had been driving 40 in the passing lane for quite some time. Two, I could stop feeling bad because road rage is obviously legit in Houston!
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