My WTF?! of the week...
Just to make a disclaimer here... I am a Dodge Neon owner as well as a PSD owner. I tend to give Neon owners a little more respect than I do other Sport Compact car owners. This is a little happening from last night involving a Neon (SRT-4) and my truck.
Last night about 7:30-ish, me and a buddy were cruising up MD 29 north from Columbia to Ellicott City. We were doing about 60-65 following traffic and b.s.ing on our way to "Da Bench". Then, out of friggin' nowere, this kid in a red SRT-4 tries to crawl under my truck doing what I thought looked like over 100mph. I was forced to swerve just to keep us from flipping over. This guy was about 2-3 inches from getting inbetween the drivers side wheels. So, me being a little hot-headed when my road-rage kicks in, I drop 'ol Brisco into 4th and put the hammer down. I'm bound and determined to catchup with this idiot and bash his face in. Durring all of this my buddy goes from, "...and that was the second time I got the clap." to "DUDE, catch up...we're gonna kill that F-er!" Thank GOD traffic was terrible. I was still excellerating when all of the sudden, the SES light starts blinking and then stays on. I start backing it down while my buddy is bouncing in the pass. seat banging his hand on the door. We cruise to normal speed as my temper is lowering and I start to calm down a little. Not a word is spoken in the truck.
After we get our beers at "Da Bench" my friend turns to me and says, "Ditty, could we have died back there?" I explain that given our speed and the approximate angle that the SRT-4 would have hit my wheels, if I had not swerved, there is a pretty good likelyhood we could have flipped, and at 60-65 MPH, it would not have been pretty. We decide to chalk it up to desteny and drink some beers b/c you never know when it's going to be your day.