It's All The Rage!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

While putting together this post I came across this T-shirt and it "fits" perfectly. Misery is all the Rage today.

Sad but it's true. Politics may come to mind but even greater is Road Rage. Chances are, if you have been behind the wheel... ever... in the last decade you have experienced road rage of some sort.

Just yesterday I had someone zip by me, cut right in front of me, drove half the speed limit for a couple of blocks and then flipped me off. I have no clue why.

No more than a half hour later I noticed a friends car looked like this:

I asked her why. "Road rage" she replied with tears in her eyes. My friend, around 50 years old, told me that a Escalade cut her off. She honked at her (a 30 year old girl) who promptly slammed on her brakes.

Road rage is something one can easily get sucked into like my friend did. Often I do. Yesterday Carol and Timmothy were in the car with me so I let mine slide when the fellow flipped me off. Actually I think it was a young lady that flipped me off. Now, seeing my friends car I think I'm going to let my road rage slide more often, like I did yesterday. I'm hoping the last time I had road rage will be...

 

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Comments (18)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Bob!!! Unfortunately its happening more often!!!

Road rage is something one can easily get sucked into like my friend did. 

Jul 31, 2022 01:41 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

People have lost their civility.  It is so unfortunate that people are like this. And yes, I have experienced this myself last week.  I let it go.  Not worth the potential response to make it an issue.

 

Jul 31, 2022 01:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Bob- sadly the Houston area has had an increase in road rage incidents. This has to stop. Take a deep breath and count to 10. Take a look at this video. 

Jul 31, 2022 06:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Wow. That's terrible.

Aug 01, 2022 05:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I see way  too much road rage in my travels; I must be getting old Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Jul 31, 2022 09:13 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It is so hard to be civil when they put your life at risk, but if you are not, it could escalate even further.  I just had a long drive on Saturday and saw numerous angry drivers.  I just tried to stay away.

Jul 31, 2022 10:21 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... I believe that people take out all their frustrations in the form of road rage because they feel more anonymous then. But I also see more of it and simply refuse to engage. Just not worth the penalties if you respond to the wrong person.

Aug 01, 2022 04:29 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Bob,  there is so much rage in this country right now.  I certainly see it on the road. My response is to get out of their way and remain passive so as to not engage.

Aug 01, 2022 05:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, I have seen road rage, although luckily there's not much where I live now. There's an awful lot of stress and anger out there.

Aug 01, 2022 05:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've been sucked in several times Sham Reddy CRS but lucky for me nothing ever came of it except some foul language that I am not proud of.

Aug 01, 2022 07:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Exactly Lynnea Miller . Why put our property or even lives in jeopardy over a second or two of thoughtlessness?

Aug 01, 2022 07:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is some video Kathy Streib . Insane! To think that an incident would peak someone's anger to the point they would shoot at another is just insane.

Aug 01, 2022 07:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You and me both Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . All that rage over being delayed from getting from point A to B by 2 or 3 seconds.

Aug 01, 2022 07:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is the best we can do Ray Henson , just avoid it and let them move on to the next person.

Aug 01, 2022 07:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's it Nina Hollander, Broker . These people need serious therapy. I'd hate to see what happens when they get home with all that rage built up... I'm sure they kick the dog or a loved one who doesn't deserve it.

Aug 01, 2022 07:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Amen Barbara Michaluk . You don't know what kind of crazy you might encounter if you engage into it.

Aug 01, 2022 07:51 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It's good to live in rural States like MT and ND Kat Palmiotti but even we are not immune as evidenced by my friends car pictured above.

Aug 01, 2022 07:52 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Road rage is something everyone needs the ability to let go.  It's very dangerous to be angry while operating a multiple thousand pound vehicle.

Aug 01, 2022 09:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree Chris Ann Cleland and maybe if some of these folks were charged with attempted murder they would learn to settle down.

Aug 01, 2022 07:00 PM