I was driving quickly but safely up Memorial Drive last night and overtook a woman in a gold-colored Mercury because she was driving quite slowly. I then came to a stop at the Brattle Street light, and she stopped next to me, on my side, slightly ahead. She was middle-aged, maybe on the older side of it. She lowered both of her passenger side windows and it went like this:
MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (GRUMPY, SHOUTING SLIGHTLY): “You were driving very fast.”
ME: “I didn’t buy this car to drive like you.”
MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (EXASPERATED): “Excuse me?”
ME (EXAGGERATED, SLOWER): “I didn’t buy this car to drive like you.”
MIDDLE AGED WOMAN: “Well, it’s verry dangerous.”
ME: “Driving’s very dangerous.”
Then she rolled her windows up. And the light turned green so I didn’t get a chance to pull her out of the car.