Are you the type that, when you’re on the road:
(a) You honk practically all the times?; or
(b) You getting honk at most of the time?
For me myself, I always think myself as the latter. I really don’t like to honk and I resent people doing it. Oh come on, we already know how Malaysians drive, then what for to add the hubbub to it?
I get honk at (most of the time) not because:
(a) I drive too slow (you can always observe this scenario when you have an ah-soh or makcik driving that rustic Volvo or BMW; or
(b) I cilok-ed at the end of the junction without giving signals (I’m an avid signal-giving person okayh!); or
(c) I drive like a mad-man trying to get to her wife’s labour room.
But, truth is, I get honk at most of the time due to other road hogs! When they abruptly try to overtake you (without signal, at that) and when you didn’t give as much room for them to jump in front of you. U know, I always play this little game, where I act cold-kinda-cool driver who just sit laid-back on my driving seat, turn the radio to the max and care nothing of what’s going on in my surrounding. Truth be told, If I allow myself to absorb in the moment whenever these kind-of mad-rush occur, I’d be half crazy right now!
I must admit, that I’m not patient chaffeur as well. People who knew me always know that I could be a little hasty during my roadtrips (I never drive less than 80km/h, so to speak), but the word careful never slips my mind. I look at the rearview mirror, like, every 5 seconds, coz u may never know what could happen around u in split seconds. But sometimes, accidents occur not because of your faults, but merely derive from other people’s mistakes – those reckless inconsiderate drivers. One can never be too careful, see?
Hey for God’s sake, I once been thrown little rocks (who keeps little rocks in car, anyway?-but I guess this particular driver sure does!) when I try to overtake his/her (a fagot that was) car (Putrajaya 9379 – don’t go anywhere my sight, or else I’ll rip your car apart!). I signaled nicely and I waited when there’s room for me to jump in, then only I do that. But what did I get? Being thrown at! I must admit, part of me was a bit frightened coz the fact that there was a he-she in the car and the fact that he’s making a scene by wailing at me hysterically and give me the finger! Luckily the other drivers near me just shook their heads watching the commotion and by that time I know they’re all on my side!
So pilots, please take note:
(i) Please don’t be a madcap while driving (hey, we pay the roadtax too okayh!) ;
(ii) Please always respect the other drivers;
(iii) Always, always give signals whenever you want to make any turn (we don’t read minds okayh!)
(iv) Please don’t drive extremely slow (ah-soh and makciks, oh please!)
(v) Please don’t throw rocks at other people’s car! :O
Ps: Or else you might want to procure yourself a copy of “Driving Lesson for Dummies” at the nearest bookstores. Pronto.