Study says millions have ‘rage’ disorder – Yahoo! News
To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from [tag]road rage[/tag]. But doctors have another name for it — intermittent explosive disorder — and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans.
It’s nice of them to try to come up with an excuse for “road rage” that we just can’t help, but let’s face it — driving any lengthy commute for a prolonged period of time is bound to get you honking mad.
I’m just linking to this because I had a story from the road the other day that made me laugh. I couldn’t get the road rage thing going, because the whole thing was too funny:
Once again, I was stuck in stop and go traffic. It’s a daily occurence for a couple miles of my commute home. I’ve accepted it. What I hate is when the car in front of me leaves about six car lengths to the next car ahead. We get nowhere that way because other cars come up along the side and cut in front.
This particular woman the other day was even worse. She barely paid attention to the road. She was looking down at the passenger seat half the time, then up at herself in the mirror. She was shifting left and right in her own lane. When I finally did pass her by, she had her head half out the window and was checking herself out in the side view mirror. This was no 20-something debutante, either. This was a middle age woman, complete with big hair and, well, big everything.
The funny part is this: The trunk of her car was duct taped in place. The damage to it and her rear bumper showed me that she’d been rear-ended before, and she chose to patch it with a roll of duct tape.
I was SHOCKED that she could have been in such an accident before. SHOCKED, I SAY!