speaking of people that make you go grrr. you know that one reason i quit my job in the city was i couldn’t stand the traffic. and manila traffic is the worst in the world (ok, maybe next to jakarta’s and bangkok’s). bus drivers here are notorious for their lack of courtesy, consideration, and comprehension of traffic rules and regulations. but this post is not about them. let’s reserve that rant for later.
apparently, road stupidity is not the only the realm of city dwellers. i was driving home a few nights ago, about to make a left turn so my signal light was on when this fast-driving SUV with blaring headlights (illegal halogen headlights btw) and kept flashing them at me. it wasn’t a single-lane road so i wondered why he didn’t simply use the other lane. and the road had clear left turn arrows a good 50 meters back.
i’m not sure why he felt important (mostly VIPs use those big black SUVs here). maybe his relative’s neighbor’s dog-walker just won in the recent elections? but I couldn’t quite get it because he didn’t have a police escort nor a wang wang (siren) which is typical of most politicians here. you know what i did? i didn’t budge. in fact, i deliberately slowed down. heck, i didn’t care if he drew out his gun and shot at me. i’d rather be shot than pushed around by that megalomaniac. my taxes paid for that road so he can’t push me off it.