A couple weeks ago the kids and I were off to the Natick Mall to do some serious shopping when the weirdest thing happened. I have been around a few years and been on a million highways and been in a few thousand traffic jams but this particular afternoon took the cake. My daughter was driving, as usual, on a sunny afternoon when all of a sudden the traffic came to a screeching halt. We would move a few feet and then stop. This went on for a some minutes without incident when we noticed the car in front of us was acting peculiar. Well it wasn't the car but the woman in the passenger seat.
Apparently some sort of disagreement had happened between the car in front of us, a beat up model of some sort, and the nice Toyota beside them. We were in the center lane of three and the Toyota was in the "slow" lane. There must have been a verbal exchange going on between the two cars and the lady in front of us was NOT happy. She was so unhappy in fact that she started to get out of her car....yes get out of her car. At this point the cars were going more than stopping, albeit at a slow rate, but she was actually trying to get out of the car. The man driving was doing his best to drive and grab the lady so she wouldn't get out. I can only imagine the verbal exchange..... probably not for delicate ears.
My daughter slowed down even more so as not to run over the woman should she manage to get completely out of the car. That's all we needed. This woman, who looked like she hadn't missed too many meals, and could take down a grizzly bear, finally stayed in the car and we continued without tragedy.
I have no idea what the issue was between the cars was but was certainly glad we escaped with out incident. We did find out the reason for the delay, two cars must have collided, as one was on the center strip and one was facing the wrong way in the breakdown lane. No one looked injured, which was good. What could have been a disastrous day turned out uneventful.
We did have a great day of shopping and returned home in one piece.
So what's been bothering you?