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Men of Earth (and specifically the asshole who drove past me on my way home from the bus stop): No woman has ever been or will ever be amused or impressed by anything you yell from a passing car. Especially if that thing is along the lines of "Hey! Grab your ankles!"

It's a shame I only had time to yell a heartfelt "Fuck you!" in return. That really wasn't my best work. What I would love to have done is unleashed a tirade of invective at you, right in front of your sniggering dipshit friend riding shotgun. Humiliated both of you with crude accusations about your sexual inadequacy. Implied violence toward you. Made you afraid. Ripped you a metaphorical new one and then told you to grab your fucking ankles, you worthless shit.

But the world doesn't work that way. One walking woman doesn't have much power against two big guys in a car. So you got to drive off and laugh, and I got to walk home seething and shaken. You suck, dude.

Replies: 4 Confessions

If it's any consolation, you're so not alone. Gay guys experience this all the time too, and (as I'm sure you know) anyone who dresses a little differently from the norm. I feel like I've spent most of my life being yelled at unintelligably by idiots in cars. A friend of mine coined the term "drive-by shoutings," over on the Planet Earth message board, for how frequently our members are likely to get yelled at from passing cars while waiting for the bus home after a night of New Wave clubbing. I felt a little better when I realized I wasn't the only one who experienced it regularly. I'm not sure what it is about being in a car that make some people feel so smug and empowered to abuse other people, but it does prove that the world is full to bursting with cowards.

Ocelopotamus @ 05/01/2007 05:37 PM CST

Sometimes I wish we could be more like chimps...a little feces flinging can make a real statement. :)

the other amy @ 05/02/2007 02:04 AM CST

Another example of driving while stupid.

JT Elder @ 05/02/2007 05:58 AM CST

But if you DID have the power, think what damage you could do. Then we'd get even, boy.

elavil @ 05/02/2007 07:58 AM CST

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