It started yesterday evening. Nichole and boyfriend had passed through our town to go to his grandparents for dinner. On the way back through town on the trip home, her boyfriend stopped at a gas station not far from where my bff and her astranged husband used to live. About that time we had a short power outage. Nichole's boyfriend was paying for the gas via credit card. Well due to the power outage.....it messed up the station's credit card machine. I know this because......... Nichole calls me. Nichole: OMG mom I'm about to die. Me: What did boyfriend do now? (lol) Nichole: We stopped at ****** station for gas. And boyfriend is standing in line, and bff's astranged husband is standing right behind him talking to him. And they've been in there FOREVER! And it's killing me! Me: Do not, I repeat, don't you dare go in there. You'll just make it worse. Nichole: But they've been standing there FOREVER, and bff's husband keeps talking to him........ Me: how much is your bill? You dad will bring you the cash so you can get out of there instead of waiting for them to call it in to the credit card place. Nichole: Mom you don't have to do that........but it's 15 bucks........and he keeps talking to boyfriend! husband has passed by my desk at this point and I told him he was going to go pay for Nichole's gas.....did he have 15 bucks in cash. Once I told him why husband went to grab his coat...... Nichole:: oh hold on mom, looks like they're done. Here he comes...... Told her to tell me about it when she got home. Now for those who don't recall, my deceased bff's husband is the one who took advantage of Nichole about a year ago........Just mentioning the guys name enrages her boyfriend. One of the reasons they moved was due to this jerk. Nichole bruised his over inflated ego.........and now he won't leave her alone if he spots her........evidently boyfriend now too. I asked her what the jerk said to boyfriend. He asked boyfriend if she was Nichole's man, then offered to pay cash for the gas.......ugh boyfriend pretended he didn't exist. lol Got through what could have turned very violent and very nasty with an enormous sigh of relief. Today I go with easy child, sister in law and the grands to go to lunch with Nichole, boyfriend and aubrey. This is an hour and a half drive. Well we're going along just fine on the rural highway. sister in law comes up on this white caddy with an elderly couple in it. He was NOT tailgating, even when the caddy slowed way down. He WAS waiting for an opportunity to pass the guy as by this point he was going like 40 mph. Suddenly the guy slams on his brakes. We were all like wth?? sister in law almost hit him. sister in law still does not tail gate and is trying to get an opening to pass cuz the caddy is going even slower. The caddy hits the brakes again. sister in law almost hit him. Then he hit them again! Well about that time there was an opening to pass. sister in law passed, then stopped the car dead on the highway and the caddy almost hit us. sister in law was enraged. easy child was attempting to keep him in the car. I kept my mouth shut as I was tempted to do exactly what sister in law was going to do..... sister in law got out of the car to give the old guy a piece of his mind. And bawled the guy out for attempting to make him hit him 3 times when he has babies in the car!! And of course he said it much more colorfully than that,. Then he got in the car and we were off again., easy child was furious! I, on the other hand, was hiding a grin of pride. Ok yes I know it could've turned really ugly. Yes I know sister in law probably scared that old guy to death (guessing about 60ish), but the man WAS purposely trying to get sister in law to hit him! If sister in law wasn't such a good driver, we would've hit him. The jerk deserved it. Actually he deserved a punch in the face. in my opinion As his antics could've caused a multiple car accident, which is what enraged sister in law. Yeah. sister in law should have stayed in the car and just kept driving. But his family's welfare had been threatened by someone acting like an idiot. He reacted. in my opinion he reacted appropriately given the situation. Even IF he should've stayed in the car. Thus the attempt to hide the smile of pride.lol That old man could've caused many deaths on the highway today because he wanted to act like an *ss. Maybe someone else had tailgated him before we came along and riled him up........maybe he just wanted sister in law to hit him to collect insurance money and sue. Who knows. easy child was upset at first that it appeared I sided with sister in law........until I explained why I felt the way I did. Been an eventful 24 hrs.