2009 BMW 750i: Getting the Finger
July 01, 2009
Last night on my commute home, I pulled up to a red light behind a woman in a BMW 3 Series. It's a long light so I looked down to play with the A/C controls for about 6 seconds.
When I looked back up she was waiting for me so I could see she was giving me the finger.
I gestured to her to say "What's your problem?" But she just kept staring daggers at me in the rear view mirror. So, I smile politely and continued singing along with The Who. But I kept trying to think why she was so mad at me. I didn't cut her off. I wasn't driving anywhere near her until I got to the light.
The only thing I can think of is that the brakes on the BMW 750i are very touchy. When I stopped behind her the car jerked a little. If fact, I have a hard time coming to a smooth stop in the 750i even when I try to baby the pedal. I wasn't very close behind her but I think it made her assume I came flying up to the light and slammed on my brakes at the last second.
Or maybe she was just nuts.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor