My own road rage run-ins have mostly been of the “take my life, please” variety. Perhaps in another 50 years, I’ll have the poise to manage something like the story below, as described by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Musselman :

Penn State coach Joe Paterno confirmed for the first time that he had a verbal run-in with a female driver Friday after a near accident on campus.

Message boards have been full of rumored accounts of the incident, but Paterno made no secret of it.

He told more than 300 people at the Penn State Quarterback Club luncheon about his near miss. Information exchanged at the weekly luncheon is normally treated as off the record and not open to the media. But multiple sources who attended told the Post-Gazette about Paterno’s exchange with the audience.

According to the sources, Paterno said after his close call he pulled his car over to the curb and got out.

He then approached the other vehicle and shook his finger at the driver. He warned her to, “Watch it.”

“Be careful,” Paterno said. “I have your license number, and I will call the police on you.”

According to the sources, Paterno said a male passenger then walked up and chastised him, saying, “That’s my wife you’re talking to.”

Paterno said, “That’s your problem.”