I HAVE A GRIPE!!
Why are so many women drivers so rude to other women drivers? It's not like I want to "invade" on their territory or even attempt to act like a better driver. But yesterday, I encountered two women drivers, both with different companies and both RUDER than any man I have ever encountered.
I expect bad behavior from men, but somehow I feel that "us" women should hold ourselves to a higher standard than our male counterparts. Men are "expected" to cuss, talk dirty, etc. In addition, I sort of (although I shouldn't), expect men to act rude, impatient, and nasty to other drivers from time to time.
But women???? I guess I hold myself and other women to a higher standard and I'm not sure why.
What do you think? Am I the only one experiencing this behavior from other women truck drivers? Have any of you heard the filth that comes out of some of those women's mouths? Have you seen or heard some of the VENOM that ****some**** women spew out to other women drivers?
But at least once a day, maybe more (like yesterday), I encounter a couple of women who are rude, inconsiderate, and just plain nasty to other drivers--both male and female. But yesterday a female told me to "get the "F***" out of HER way while I was climbing a hill IN THE SLOW LANE with a 79,000 pound load on the back. When I didn't pull to the shoulder like SHE EXPECTED me to, (it would have been dangerous and besides, I was behind another slow truck going 35 mph up the same hill) she called me every curse word in the book. I just ignored her and turned the volume down on the CB rather than fight with her. Eventually she got around the slow trucks, but NOONE was going fast enough UP THE HILL for her.
The other lady was flying down I-81 doing about 80 mph with it pouring down rain and traffic flowing about 55-60 mph due to the weather. She was zig-zagging in and out of traffic blowing her air horn at anyone who slowed her down. ANYONE who got in her way got a cussing-out including men or women. At one point she had followed my trailer so close that I know I couldn't have gotten my size 8 show between her bumper and my truck. I was in the slow lane staying with the traffic flow. After about 15 minutes of this nonsense, I got on the CB and told her that I was going to slow down and put on the brakes so that she could get around me because I was tired of her being on my rear-end. Of course that sent her into an oblivion of foul language. I politely let her around me and she got right up next to me and rode beside me for about 2 or 3 minutes slowing down as I slowed down, etc. because she was flipping me off, cussing at me on the CB, etc. I let her see that I was turning the CB to the "OFF" position. She had all the trucks and traffic around us slowing down and of course all the men were hollering, "CAT FIGHT"....which was just encouraging her behavior. I eventually took an exit ramp to get her away from me, but was so PO'ed I was shaking from head to toe. I pulled off the ramp and sat there for a minute or two while I calmed down. Not only was she driving dangerously, but she was a lunatic as well.
Am I alone in seeing or experiencing this or what?