(It's a shame I already have to use this smiley!) Before I relate this, just let me say that both of my parents were the youngest of their siblings, so I grew up around a lot of elderly people, and was taught to respect them. I have no problem with elderly people in general. There is, however, the occasional Senior Citizen I'd love to beat the h*ll out of! I guess for some, arrogance comes with the point in life where they just don't give a rat's hiney about what people think -- not that it's a bad thing, but it is when they abuse that privilege. It was pouring down today, and I had to get gas. I pull up under the portico by the pump and discover I have a river of water between it and my car, and I'm wearing sandals. So I'm trying to balance myself on the raised concrete part the pump is on to pump my gas, when this elderly man pulls up real slow behind my car to use the next pump over. As I'm standing there watching him, he slowly eases up behind my car further and further until his license plate is literally pushing in my bumper. Then he parks it! When he opens his door to get out, I asked him to please pull back, he's squashing my bumper. Instead of "sorry" or "oops", I get a grumpy "That's what they're there for!" un I was too amazed by his rudeness to say anything but thank you when he backed up 6 inches. He then proceeds to grumble as he's getting out of his car about how the pumps are blocked off. Excuse me? I don't think so! His big honking car was well under the portico, and in easy reach of the gas pump. I ignored him and thought about how I'd just gotten my front bumper repainted 6 mos. ago when some pawpaw in a little truck backed into it at the PO when my hubby was driving it. If my DH hadn't seen him do it, he would have driven off and left me with my insurance paying for it. After I drove off, the more I thought about it, the madder I got. I seriously thought about backing into his bumper and seeing if I could set his airbags off.