If you have been on Malaysian road as often as I do, this would sound familiar…..The continuous flashing of the car lights?. This irate driver accelerated as he approached the tollbooth behind me while I like every conscientious driver was doing just the opposite –slowing down. What is it with these guys? If they are not flashing their lights, they are flashing their….”little brother”. We ladies flashed if we have nice things to show off. Like we flashed our 24k diamonds on our little middle finger, our super ACURA RSX 2006 on the road, our36-24-36 statitics.
They do the same at traffic lights. You could be following a driver who drives like he owns the whole road or behaving as though he’s on a sight seeing tour of our beautiful highways. I could walk faster than he drives. See!See! as soon as he spot a traffic light turning yellow, swoosh…. he changes from a saint to a hell-rider to beat the red light.
If you are forced to choose between life and death, that required immediate action. But definitely not this lorry driver. He makes a snap decision to change lane, cutting in front of me without warning, forcing me to apply my emergency break. Why? Just because of a pretty face in the tollbooth. As he rolled down the glass window and poke out his head, he is all nice and smiley putting on his gentleman manners exchanging pleasantries as though he just found his long lost girlfriend! Hey, this is no place to make a date.
One weekend while returning to Klang from Seremban , this tanker driver drove thro’ a no-entry lane for payment and got stuck between two toll-booths. Fortunately the tollbooth operator escaped in the nick of time before one of the booth came toppling down. So we got stuck in a long jam while highway operators ran helter skelter searching for fire extinguishers in the event fire break out.