:help: I had a less than wonderful run-in with a parent this morning in the parking lot. At approximately 7:45 I pulled into the staff lot to park my car. There are two lanes in the lot: one for parking/drop off, and one for moving vehicles. I was on the moving vehicle lane, wanting to pull into a spot, when the woman in question cut me off with no warning or turn signal. I raised my hands in frustration. She sneered back at me, spouting off some unkind words, very upset. After finally getting into my space (when she moved out of the way to let me in), she continued to stare and shout at me. I was so caught up in the moment that I acted irrationally by 'flipping her the bird'. Of course I immediately regretted this decision, but at that point it was too late. I gathered my belongings from the car and walked to my classroom. I could see from the classroom window that she was leaving the parking lot, but pulled back around to come in again. I have had my car vandalized in the past, and I wasn't about to let it happen again. I went back outside to the parking lot. She immediately ran by me, taking photos with her phone of my car, screaming and shouting about how she was going to call the police. I tried to calmly talk with her, apologized for acting irrationally by giving her the finger, but she was absolutely livid, screaming to anyone who would listen, including parents who were driving by in their car, "Call 911 right away! Please! This man is harassing me;" and to students, "Do you know who this teacher is? What class does he teach?" What is his name? Can you tell me his name please." Every time I tried to get a little bit close to explain she would run away, as if I were planning on attacking her or something, "Go away! Stay back! Go away from me.!" At this point, one of the interpreters/aides, Jill, saw this going on and was just as perplexed as I was about her huge reaction. By that point, the 2nd warning bell had rung and I had to get back to my classroom to let my students inside. The reason I came back outside the 2nd time was that I was afraid she was going to vandalize my car in some way, to retaliate. Fortuantely my car has been untouched. I did try to say in a very calm manner that if she so much as touched my car or tried to damage it in any way that I would press charges. I also snapped a photo on my phone of her. After checking a bit later on the car I was relieved to see no damage had been done. I have not heard from the woman since. _______ Followup: I had to meet with all 3 principals, head, vice, and assistant (who happened to be in a meeting at the time) to explain my side of the story, because this woman really DID call the police, school district, and the school itself. So they had already known about it when I sat down to meet with them. Of course she construes the story to make ME look like the bad guy, the one who was out of control and "angry". Now I know I am partially to blame for this, and I am not seeking your advice about what to do in this situation, I was just wondering if you wanted to share your own story of confrontations similar to mine or "close calls"...(I almost slapped the hell out of him!). Just wondering if you wanted to share your own stories!