Every morning can be just a little tricky exiting my neighborhood and turning south bound on County Road 116 in Medina, MN along the Foxberry Farms neighborhood. After all there are thousands of cars that travel south on County Road 116 as they head to work in Minneapolis or the western suburbs. Cars stream from Corcoran, Rogers, Elk River, St. Michael, Albertville and I suppose even St. Cloud.
Once in a while it can be a tight squeeze getting in the lane to head south. There also is a 4 way stop light at the intersection of Highway 55 and County Road 116. That’s usually good for a back up in the morning that could run anywhere from a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile long. Sometimes I’ve seen it over 3/4s of a mile long. Today it was probably just running 1/3 of a mile.
Back to the story…I pull out of the neighborhood and step on it pretty good to get my car up to 45 really quickly. The speed limit is 55 but people have to start slowing down because of the traffic back up at Highway 55. The guy in the Audi A4 must have clearly been pissed off that I turned in front of him because he ran his car right up on my rear end. Clearly it was a threat. I pulled to the side of the ride and backed off my speed so he could pass me. As soon as he passed me he had to start slowing down because we were only a few hundred yards away from the other cars that were backed up at the intersection.
So this guy basically drives through my neighborhood (yes, it’s a county road – County Road 116) gets pissed off because I turn out in to the lane – and I did not jeap0rdize his travels in any way. (It’s hard to get out the neighborhood sometimes so you have to be assertive). So Mr. tough guy threatens me as I’m driving 4 of my kids to school by coming up on my rear end within a couple of feet while traveling at 45 MPH. It turns out he didn’t make any real headway because traffic was immediately backed up.
Here’s a picture of the rear of his car courtesy of my new iPhone 4S. (People should be careful how they behave out there…everyone has a camera).
Any way, if you happen to see a Champagne colored Audi A4 with the Minnesota License plate of BRECHT, he might be a little angry