Cruising with J9: Dealing with road hogs

2010-11-10 13:33

I love driving, but as much as it brings me joy, it has the ability to put me in the foulest of moods.

Most motorists have shoddy manners. Don’t expect a “please could you let me pass”, “thank you for giving me way” or “I’m sorry for driving like an idiot”.

I hate when I stop for an oncoming car in a narrow road and the driver doesn’t even bother to acknowledge me.

This might sound bizarre, but I’ve even considered keeping a tray of eggs or a packet of ripe tomatoes in the car with me so I can teach some people the manners they’re lacking.

It’s far less violent than the initial idea I had of inventing some kind of minute weapon to shoot at taxis or any other road menace. But it would mean endangering the lives of others and that would make me no different to inconsiderate folk.

Music helps, but only to a point.

I suppose all one can do is to let impatient motorists go ahead and try to stay calm.

Being a road rage statistic just isn’t worth it. So, smile and wave.

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