You know when it’s not ok to back up? When you don’t have enough room. I assumed everyone with a valid driver’s license was aware of this but I just met the person that didn’t.
I was at a drive thru window, picking up some lunch for the kids. I gave the lady at the first window my card and waited as she swiped it. There were 2 cars in front of me and as I waited, I saw an employee come out with a bag of food and hand it to the Bronco directly in front of me. The other guy at the window was still chilling there but the Bronco was obviously done waiting. She started backing up and I say ‘hey, what are you doing?’. Now, I realize that she couldn’t hear me but talking to other driver’s is a habit that I’m ok with. The lady working the first window can hear me so she turns and looks as the Bronco hits me. It wasn’t a massive hit or anything but it was completely obvious that she really didn’t try not to. If she hadn’t intended on hitting me, she wouldn’t have backed up at all since there was only about a foot of room. I honk my horn like WTF??? And she gets out (without moving her car forward mind you) and looks at my bumper.
“Sorry” she says “There’s no damage. Sorry, he wouldn’t move in front of me.”
Now, I understand frustrating times when you are stuck behind some idiot and unable to move your car. I think we’ve all had fantasies at those times of ramming them or driving over them. But I’ve never thought to myself ‘I’ll just back into that innocent person behind me who’s just as stuck as me’. I don’t know why. I guess I just never saw it as an option. If she was so frustrated that she just had to hit someone, why not the person who is causing the problem? Why hit me? I know she saw me. My vehicle is massive. You can’t not see me.
Besides that, she had just gotten her food. It’s not like she got her food and then waited another 5min for the guy in front of her to leave. Her complete time in line was only like 2min so far and as soon as they handed her the food, she threw it in reverse.
I’m afraid that she was just an idiot. And it’s sad when idiots get driver’s licenses. I’m sure she’s the type of driver who just keeps going and going until she bumps the car in front of her while parking too. Yeah, that jerk. The sad thing is, some Cavalier almost did the same exact thing on Tuesday. I don’t know… maybe I accidentally have my invisible shield engaged. I better hurry up and find the off button.