To the editor,
I am sending this email because I experienced my first case of road rage this past Sunday afternoon. I was going down Foord Street, on the New Glasgow side of the Lourdes church. I heard a car horn and looked in my mirror and saw this car behind me. I didn't pay much attention because I didn't recognize the car. Then I heard the horn again and thought there was something wrong with my van. I slowed down and this car pulled around and this man, in a uniform patched shirt, yelled at me that the speed limit was 50 km an hour. I thought he was a police officer telling me I was speeding. I didn't think I was.
When I got close to the gas station, where I was going to get gas, I saw him pulling in there too. I pulled up to the gas pump at the other end of the station and my wife got out to fill the van. She had to do this because I am disabled and it is hard for me to pump gas. This man went in to pay for his gas and glared at me on his way in. When he came out I was looking at him, trying to figure out if he was a police officer or what. That's when the rage came out. He glared at me in a nasty way and asked "what are you looking at?" I said "nothing" and he growled that I better lower my eyes. Then he went to his car and mumbled a few profanities and sped off.
I thought people in "uniform" were supposed to help people not abuse them. I don't know who he is, but I hope he is proud of himself!