Yea I remember a truck driver that swerved his 18 tires in front of me to pass another truck and stayed there on the interstate. I was badmouthing both of them until we passed a hidden cop about a mile later. The trucker did me a favor and I was too ignorant to appreciate it until later.I have learned that everybody does something careless or stupid every now and then (including me). To the people that have braked hard, swerved, or otherwise pulled my ass out of the fire I owe them and need to pull somebody else's ass out of the fire to pay my debt. Maybe the guy didn't swerve to knock you off the road, maybe he just dropped his beer and his crotch was getting wet.
One has to wonder, how many lives did Tex potentially save that day? You can bet this wasn't pickup guy's first rodeo, it's likely been a lifetime habit perpetuated by luck of getting away with it. Tex's non-passive response might just have cured him or at least, put him into a state of remission for awhile. For all we know, he might've saved some little lady with a car full of kids from a traumatic experience or physical harm at the hands of that lunatic in the future. Pickup guy was out lookin' for trouble and found it, plain and simple. Fortunately, the trouble he found was a lot more than he was lookin' for. He prob'ly won't be pullin' anything like that again for awhile, if ever.No need to assign blame. I think most everybody has been in a similar situation, whether it was when they were older or younger, the best we can hope for is to learn from it and do better next time.