I fully recognize that my upbringing was too solidly middle-middle class to engage in any really heavy-duty class warfare, and besides, anyone who would make a high-speed left-hander through an intersection, come within a couple feet of running over a pedestrian legally crossing the street, and then honk at said pedestrian despite the fact that said pedestrian has the right-of-way is already an asshat without bringing any other considerations into it. And yet, when said asshat motorist is driving a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (MSRP: $81,520), it's really hard not to interpret that honk as, "Excuse me, peasant, but can't you see what I'm driving here? Get out of my way and be glad I was nice enough not to avail myself of my right to punish your lese majeste with a vehicular homicide!"
Anyway, yeah, I flipped the mofo off. Which I'm not the least bit proud of. But at least I'll have something to confess at my church's Lenten penance service next week, and hey, what's better than a meaningful confession? Yeah, I know!