Lately I've been witness or victim to various flips of the bird while on the road and I thought it worthy to discuss.
Instance 1: Driving on Robson St. between Hornby and Burrard. Some chick in a Hyundai cuts me off, almost side swiping me changing lanes, trying to avoid being stuck in the right hand lane with traffic turning north on Burrard. I honk and she flips me the bird as she's changing lanes. When she parks further along Robson, she flips me off again without provocation.
Instance 2: Driving west on Cordova, between Seymour and Granville and some dude in a big Chevy pickup truck cuts of someone else in a Civic, trying to get in the right hand lane to avoid being forced to turn south on Granville. Civic honks so dude flips the Civic off.
So my thoughts when I got cut off by the chick in the Hyundai, who later parks right in front of me is that if I was a total ass, I could have parked and keyed the shit out of her car while she was in London Drugs buying tampons. But I didn't because it's easy for me just to laugh it off.
It strikes me as funny that even though someone knows they're in the wrong, the arrogance of being in their car allows them to do something they'd probably never do in public without the assumed safety of being in their car.
I'd like to see them try and do that in the States, where it might result in bullet holes in your back window.