I was at the t-junction driving out onto the main road from the residential area where I live and I went into the outer right lane as I would be turning right at the traffic lights some 300-400 km ahead. Suddenly, there was this deafening blaring of car horn from behind me.
Now my question is: is the outer lane the fast lane when the road is only about 1 to 2 km long? I would think that if you’re turning right, you should take the right lane and if you’re going straight or turning left, you should take the left lane…instead of trying to squeeze and weave in between the cars and changing lanes when you’ve already reached the junction.
Anyway, Mr. Smart A**, you were in the right lane and I had cut in front of you – I did signal to indicate my attention…which was more than what I could say for you when you changed lanes (I’m sure your car is equipped with indicators, am I not right?) and overtook me…and lo and behold! I had expected somebody with an over-inflated ego driving a Ferrari or something but no, it was just some pea-brain in a miserable Proton Saga. Blerk! Tsk! Tsk!!!
Another thing was from where we were at that point in time, we could clearly see the traffic lights ahead and they were RED! And true enough, when our road bully reached the junction, he also had to stop and wait till the lights turned green like everybody else. So what was the hurry? For one thing, I just can’t understand why people simply have to speed in this small town where even before one song finishes on the radio, you would have reached your destination…and for another, what is wrong with a little courtesy on the road? A simple “toot” would suffice to show your displeasure – no need to blast your horn to kingdom come like that at all! @#$%&*!!!
Coincidentally, that morning, I was heading to this so-called Fast Cafe in the vicinity of Sungai Antu here and I decided to try the Foochow fried noodles there…
With a fried egg like this, the bill came up to RM3.50. I think normally, it would cost RM2.80 and they charged 70 sen extra for the egg.
I don’t think it was because my appetite was spoilt by the display of such outrageous conduct on the road earlier but I did not think it was very nice…
I did not think the kampua noodles there were really that good either, so it certainly looks like the best choice to have at that coffee shop would be the fried noodles special or nasi lemak from the Malay lady at the stall at the back if you should happen to drop by at any point in time.
Going back to the question of driving, is it just me or have you noticed as well how, when you’re trying to come out of a lane, the on-coming car would go faster…and when the driver can see that you have decided not to make a dash for it, he or she would just slow down? And have you noticed also how if they are going to turn into the lane you are coming out from, they would not signal to tell you their intention so that you could just go ahead and drive out of the lane? Some will signal, of course, in the few seconds right before they turn…which really makes me wonder at the kind of perverted mentality these people seem to have.
I am a slow driver, that I would admit…but if anybody wants to cut into my lane and signals to let me know, I would slow down and let them go in front of me. I do not have a problem with that. Likewise, if somebody wants to overtake me, I would move further in, if possible, and slow down, to let them overtake more easily (and not go faster, like how some people seem to). After all, I am in no hurry…and if anybody is in a rush to join the heavenly choir, I certainly have no intention of joining them. After you, ladies and gentlemen…