Yesterday evening I was doing yard work near my mailbox and a lady pulled up in front of my house in her car and asked for directions. And by ask, I mean she was yelling at me. She started with "Is this 206 Aspen Lane?" I replied "No, this is 212 Aspen Lane." (I'm making up the addresses since I don't want to post my real address). Then she said "I KNOW this is 212, I'm looking for 206!"
I was pretty shocked by that response, but I kept cool and said "Well I don't know my neighbors house numbers off the top of my head but it should be one of the houses on either side of mine". Then she said "Well, who are you supposed to be?" I didn't know what to say to that so I just responded with "What?" Then she yelled "I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE! IS THIS APSEN LANE?!"
I was getting frustrated by this point and said "Yes this is Aspen Lane I just don't know which house is 206. It's either this one or that one (pointing to my neighbors)." She started to yell something again I and stopped her and said "Look lady I'm trying to help you but you're being extremely rude". Then she yelled back at me "I'm not being rude! You're the one being rude!" Finally I had enough and yelled "Just get the f**k out of here!" Now she was the one who shocked and said "Oh my God..." and then drove off.
This is getting long so I'll post the aftermath later. But for now, what would you have done if you had been in my shoes? I've never screamed and cursed at a stranger before but I just wanted her to leave.