Hi, I am looking for some opinions, if anyone is willing to read on. I've had a couple of altercations while driving in the past month that are making me wonder if I have anger issues or something. First time: I am turning left, following a long line of cars. In the middle lane, a car wants to cut through but no one can/wants to let him through. He speeds up quite a bit and cuts 2 cars ahead, almost hitting a couple of pedestrians in the process while turning left (at this point in the far right lane of 3). He bolts again, changing lanes left going all the way in the first lane and again almost hitting someone (this time the car in front of me). I'm in the middle lane at this point and the light at the next intersection is red so i stop and just happen to stop beside the guy. I yell at him "what the f... man, who the h... do you think you are?!" and he started saying he just had to turn there, the light turned green and I just moved on. My girlfriend was not happy with me (I usually never say anything). Second time: Road work means that the usual 2 lane/1 bicycle path street i take back from work is now a one lane street. Bikes are not detoured so we have to share the lane. Every car hugs the left so that bikes can pass on the right (in traffic, of course the bikes progress faster). The idiot behind me hugs the right, so bikes either have to wait behind him or go left around him. Some of the bikes pass on the right anyway. At one point, that seems to piss him off because he hugs the right even more, causing a cyclist to fall on the sidewalk. Not even a minute later, a woman who had passed him on the left and was now wanting to go back right nearly got pinned between my car and the other guys car. I am not exactly sure what happened next, but my car definitely got pushed - either by the woman on the bike or the guy in the car. The woman said it was the guy who bumped me as she passed. I got out of the car, checked my bumper (no damage) and said to the guy: Me: don't you see that everyone is on the left, why are you blocking cyclists? Him: why should I? no one is respecting me Me: but you're almost causing accidents, she (the cyclist) said you bumped me Him: of course she'd say that ... and he continued on rambling about respect while getting really offensive. At this point I took two steps forward and was going to punch him, I'm really not proud to say. As soon as my fist came up, I saw two things in his face: OhS**t! immediately followed by dollar signs. I knew it would be trouble right then, so I turned around, got back in my car and left. When the road work area ended and he was able to get beside me on a red light, he said something to the effect of "so you're all talk huh?" but he was so close I couldn't open my door without hitting his car. It pretty much confirmed to me he was doing all that in order to play the victim of something. Now no matter how much of an idiot that guy could be, I'm still pretty upset about my behavior. I could say that I've not had more than 4-5 nights of comfortable sleep in the past 6 weeks (it is so hot here and can only use portable AC in my apartment which is not cutting it when it's near 105 during the day and over 85 in the night, and so humid). I could also say that I really need vacations (which are coming up, finally, in two weeks). But does it excuse my behavior?