We've all heard of karma; but generally we aren't around to witness it, which is SO unsatisfying. Instant karma; though rare, sometimes happens and when it does, it is VERY satisfying.
One of my biggest pet peeves is people who tailgate...well, it's a toss-up between that and people who don't use their turn signals. And I don't know about where you live but here we have a flat out epidemic on our hands with tailgaters and non-turn signal users. It's really crazy and drives me batty. And no one seems to realize how reckless and dangerous both of these things are; and day by day it seems to be getting worse.
At any rate, on my way home from work this evening, a car being driven by a very road-ragey person raced up behind me and attached themselves practically to my bumper. Now, I don't know about you but generally I have an urge to S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N. even further but, as usual, I resisted that urge because honestly, you have no idea what the road-ragey types are capable of or if they are carrying a gun and are willing to use it - such are the times we currently live. And really, that is the better strategy and way safer than engaging or even prodding their rage.
As soon as practical, I pulled into the right lane and this person sped on by. Earlier in my commute, I had noticed an marked police car travelling the same route. I had no way of knowing if this police car was still on the same road or not.
A couple of minutes later, I saw flashing lights up ahead and I muttered, "Good. I hope it's road-ragey person!" And it was!!!
I don't know if they got pulled for tailgating or speeding but either way, I felt vindicated.
Now, the odds of being pulled over rectifying this person's behavior is slim - but still...instant karma. Can't deny it - I drove by with a huge smile.