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He put you in a no-win situation. I know “texting and driving” is a bit of a cliche, but I used to do it on occasion and thought I was being careful. Then I ran into the back of a stopped car. Oopsie. I learned my lesson. I can’t think of an ideal response to your situation, but I think you did ok. He would have to be very petty not to see he was in the wrong and hold a grudge about it. Of course, that’s always a possibility. Still beats a Honda trunk in your face, though. In direct answer to your question, if someone told me that something I was doing made them uncomfortable (texting while driving, cow tipping, whatever), unless I had a compelling reason for it, I would stop. As I get older, I find being less of a jerk comes easier.