An open apology to those commuters unfortunate enough to have their windows down while driving past the intersection of Woodland Road and Slayter Street last Friday around 5:10pm:
I would like to apologize for my outburst last Friday afternoon as I made my way home on my bicycle. My behaviour was reprehensible, and I would like to make amends.
Although I did have my arm outstretched to signal my intention to turn left onto Slayter Street, I do understand that as I am a short person, my arm may not be clearly visible to you as you fly by me at 60-70 kilometers an hour in a 50km/hr zone.
I also understand that those of you coming down Woodland Road behind me must absolutely pass me on the inside so as to maintain your position at the RED lights on Victoria Road. I do apologize for attempting to balance myself on my bicycle in your lane and hope that you didn't find it too difficult to squeeze your large and very heavy vehicle between all 120-something pounds of me and the curb.
I would like to apologize to the man in the silver toyota who was very obviously hell-bent on getting home. I really shouldn't have called you a stupid-arse. It was also wrong of me to shout that you could have put on your brakes to allow me to turn. I'm sure your supper must have been on the table. Or perhaps your brakes are in ill-repair.
I hope that none of you were offended when I hollered "For the love of God, let me turn already!" I did eventually get to turn, unharmed by your large, steel-framed cars and trucks.
I thank you all for your understanding and your forgiveness.
The bicycle commuter who lost her freaking mind last Friday and shouted:
"For the love of God! Let me turn already! I'm on a freaking bicycle! You've got brakes, you stupid arse!"