Social dilemma – Should I apologize to my 82 year old neighbor for beeping and yelling at her?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about something that has probably happened to all of us in one way or another. Here is the mail :

Hi Jaime and hello, my name is Victor and I had to email you this morning for some quick tips. I was driving to work this morning and am driving around the block from my house when I get cut off and nearly run over by another car. I held my horn down, then flew past the car and waved my hand in a fit of rage. When I looked in the rearview mirror, I realized it was my neighbor who was 82 and probably hadn’t even realized she had cut me off. She had a shocked look on her face when I looked in the rear view mirror and wondered if she had seen it was me. Now I don’t know what to do. Should I approach her after work today or should I just wait to see if she comes to talk to me? I feel really bad about it and haven’t even told my wife about it yet because I don’t want her to yell at me. What do you think I should do?


This has probably happened to all of us. I’ve never used a hand gesture, but I’ve honked at people who have cut me off, and I’ve probably accidentally cut off other people. I think Victor should go to his neighbor and explain that it was a bad morning for him, apologize and then let it go. That’s what I would do anyway.

What do you think? Let’s help Victor and let me know on TRY’s Facebook page.