Well tonight has been total shit! First I was worried about someone and thought they hadn’t made it home until I saw Instagram pictures of them making dinner so at least I knew they were home safe. Then I leave for work, as I’m heading down I-77 I got behind a grey trailblazer that was doing 50 mph in a 65 mph zone and was in the passing lane. The other two lanes were full of cars passing this guy but were still only going 55 mph, so I got behind him and after a minute of following him I quickly flashed my lights to let him know I was there and to move out of the way.
He slammed on the brakes and started coming back at me, luckily there was a hole I could swerve into in the middle lane and kept from getting hit. He fell back and I was able to jump back into the passing lane in front of him and get up to speed. Well apparently I wasn’t supposed to do that because he proceeded to get right up on my tail and started flashing his lights none stop while speeding up and slowing down behind me. I was an opening in traffic so I just got over and to let him get past and instead of going past he cut off the car behind me and continued to follow me and flash his lights.
So I got back in the passing lane and sped up to try and lose the guy but he stayed right with me. I got on RT. 30 but instead of heading towards work I went the opposite way and got off at Harrison and was going to loop around and head back towards work. Well the light for the on ramp back onto RT. 30 turned red and a line of cars started going so I couldn’t just jump on and get out of there. He decided to take the opportunity to get out of his trailblazer and walk up on my car, I didn’t see him till he was right up on my car and at that moment I just flashed my lights at the oncoming pickup truck and thank god he stopped because I ran the red and gunned it onto the on ramp. Of course while I was flashing my lights and getting ready to floor it the asshole got a hit on my car and put a nice big dent on top of the driver side rear fender.
So I managed to to get to work and asked the guys to watch my car while I went inside to do my paperwork and nothing else happened, thank god! The rest of the night went smoothly until I got to my first drop and the snow hit, and it hit hard! The rest of the night I was driving in a white out and couldn’t see the road most of the time. The best past was it wasn’t until I was about a mile for RT. 21 that I saw the first ODOT truck. For weeks now there has been no snow but ODOT has been out there laying down salt, and tonight the road are covered in snow and slick and there isn’t an ODOT truck to be found! Way to got ODOT, the one time you need to be out laying down salt you’re nowhere to be found!
So I stopped at Walmart and picked up a few things I needed and added a small plunger to my list, and once I got home I managed to use the plunger to get the dent mostly out, but there is still a little dent and the metal is weakened now, so that’s just great! Of and the best part is when I was behind the trailblazer I could see the overhead TV playing a cartoon so that meant the guy had at least one child in the car! Anyone crazy enough to put their child (or children I don’t know) at risk like that is someone I’m not going to get out of the car and confront, that’s a level of crazy I won’t mess with!