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      07-09-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Angry Volvo lady turns me into Satan every time (Updated after five years!)

I drive the same route to the train every day. It's 2 lanes for 1 mile, then 1 lane for 16 miles , then 2 lanes for 4 miles, then reverse coming home. There really isn't an alternate route that's not a million miles out of the way.

Usually I am the most mellow driver out there, people don't bother me and I am not usually in a hurry, but just seeing this one "Volvo lady" or her car's lights in the distance absolutely turns me into Satan. Unfortunately she takes the same 2 trains as I do and must live in my area. I've alternated my time by +/- a few minutes to avoid her, but I am stuck behind her at least 3 days a week.

Where it's two lanes she will drive recklessly to cut everybody off so she can be in front of the line. But then she slows down to 5-10 MPH UNDER the 45 MPH speed limit. She has a daily "parade" backed up at least 20 cars long but it's crystal clear in front of her.

The 1 lane 16 mile stretch is a no-passing zone, but I've passed her anyway (she accelerated but I figured she would and was ready). I figure it's 4 points for passing but it's also 4 points for tailgating, so I take my chance when I can do it relative safely. I know it's stupid, but I'm telling you, she gets me so when I am stuck behind her! I don't take her personally because there's no way she knows every car I drive, and she always drives the same way.

I'm torn between:
a). trying to get over my anger towards her and just ignore her and find my Zen (I've been trying for 6 years, no kidding)
b). cutting her off into a ditch laugh and giving her the finger
c). confronting her at the train station with something like "I'm sure you're a nice person, but you drive like a dick" and see how that goes.

Any suggestions for me if you've made it this far?
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      07-09-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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      07-09-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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I feel the pain man. ITs the usual thing. 1 lane people crawl, 2 lanes its indy car. Some people just have to be in front or over take people in front of them. I think its something most dont really know they are doing or they are doing it bc of some prior event that happened when they didn't who knows. Either way nothing you can do besides go at a different time or get a motorcycle then you can pass all the time lol
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      07-09-2015, 12:22 PM   #4
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Lane Monitor. Unusual in a Volvo though, usually Prius.

Is your helicopter broken again???
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      07-09-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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Park next to her then grab the bitch by the throat.. Now look in her purse, take her license out and put it in your pocket. Then glance at the pic of her family (or cats) as she will probably have one.. Follow that up with, "Nice family... Please do realize I have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. I already have all your information so finding you will be a breeze.. Now when you wake up tomorrow and go around driving like you're being pursued by Lord Humongous, just know that I will be waiting and watching.. My next course of action will be then be to come to your place of residence and unleash hell so vicious that it would even make the most hardened ISIS head chopper cringe.." Now offer her some gum, thank her for her time; then turn and walk away..
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      07-09-2015, 12:29 PM   #6
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      07-09-2015, 12:31 PM   #7
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Throw a fistful of change at that bitch
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      07-09-2015, 12:40 PM   #9
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Throw a fistful of change at that bitch
He can't, she's always in front of him.
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      07-09-2015, 12:53 PM   #10
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Your profile says you've got an M6...I suggest you take that to work and get the beat on her
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      07-09-2015, 12:56 PM   #12
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Lane Monitor. Unusual in a Volvo though, usually Prius.

Is your helicopter broken again???
It's one of these (just not as nice) so it's not too far off from the styling of a Prius from behind.

Yes it's broken again. I can't get the trunk open except with the key, and my tilt down mirror stopped working all of a sudden.
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Your profile says you've got an M6...I suggest you take that to work and get the beat on her
Get the M16 mod for your M6... Problem solved!!
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      07-09-2015, 01:02 PM   #14
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Your profile says you've got an M6...I suggest you take that to work and get the beat on her
I do, it makes no difference to her what car I am in. I just don't want to be the one who is the a-hole on the road trying to cut her (and who ever gets caught in the cross-fire) off to be in front of her....but that's what I end up doing and I don't like it.
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      07-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #15
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      07-09-2015, 01:12 PM   #16
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Oh wow is that route 31 or 29? I've had very similar experiences in the morning on those roads.
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Pass her then drive 15 under the limit.

Put up signs at the train station with a picture of her car asking people to block her.
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Quite honestly most people aren't aware they are driving like an a$$hat. I would politely confront her and let her know, see what she says. She might be incredibly apologetic and change her driving style, or she might be a huge b!tch and tell you to fk off. Either way I can almost guarantee that if you confront her she will drive a bit more polite/aware for at least the next drive
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For some people the only time in their pathetic lives they get to be leaders is when they're holding up a line of traffic.

Get a GoPro and start making daily recordings. Then show the police when you have a half dozen or so.
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1) leave the house 30 minutes early. you never see her again and you're a "go getter" at work.

2) dash cam, call the police and report her for texting and driving. kind of a bitch move but prolly funny some how. esp if you post it for us.
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