I was in the Burger King parking lot making my way to the drive thru when a woman in an SUV driving on the wrong side of the path almost hit me. She slammed on her brakes. She was waving her hand and calling me every name in the book. I had to go around her swearing all the way of course. I seen my 10 year old son in rear view mirror looking scared and I told him "This is language you never use when you are experiencing road rage, unless your windows are rolled up and the only one that can hear you is your child." He said nothing, just sat there judging my loss of control.
We finally got to the drive thru line. The angry woman was walking up to the restaurant and stopped to yell and scream at me in the middle of the parking lot. I only responded with a blank stare. I did not roll down my window. I was going to be an adult. She then entered Burger King. This is when I flipped my car out of the drive thru line and decided that maybe we would also just go in to order it would be faster and as a plus she will be thinking UH OH THIS LADY IS GOING TO KILL ME! It seemed like such a great plan and I would win the battle of the assholes.
I strutted in with my worried child at my side. I was in line there were two people between us. She looked up and seen my still blank stare and she she said out loud "OH GREAT!" I said nothing! I was calm as a cucumber. Watching her squirm in line wondering what this psycho (me) is up to. It was at the moment like standing on top of the world. I was superior and scary. Queen of the day. Righteous and victorious as I should be.
After she ordered she hid away in some corner to wait for her number to be called. I ordered me and the boy all kinds of goodies to celebrate my power of intimidation and conqueror of bad big mouth drivers. That's when it happen. The cashier said "Your card has been rejected." She ran it again with the same result. I had no cash on me. The Universe said "Calm down!" Oh and I did as we made the walk of shame to the car. I checked my bank account balance and our order was twenty five cents more than I had in the bank.
Why would the Universe do this? Well because sometimes I am a jerk.