Originally Posted by zuper8
...I've just taken to cussing it out instead. No one gets hurt, tons of satisfaction...
I keep a half-bag of cuss words in my glove box for emergency use. When I'm really
pissed, I make up my own.
Truth is, you are who you is and if you have a short temper or frustration gets to you and you explode, bad things can happen. I've put my share of dents in my cars (but only my beaters, NEVER one I had to get a loan to buy!), chucked a tool or two, kicked a few things...
When you get to the point that it blinds you, ya need to walk away. Even if your car strands you somewhere highly inconvenient - cuss, get out, walk away for a few mintues (who knows, if you're lucky you'll see someone getting mugged and you can walk up in your rage and kick the living sheet out of the perp - wouldn't THAT feel good?). Just don't put your fist through the instrument panel before you take the walk.
This doesn't help now, but most folks mellow with age and someday stuff like your gas filler doing a geyser imitation just won't bother you near as much.