Friday, August 25, 2006
Big trucks on the road! Most of the drivers of these vehicles seem to think they own the road. Actually they might be right considering how easy it is for them to happily run my tiny car over and not even notice it. Of all the drivers for whom I use the f-word in my head, truck drivers merit the distinction the most. They change lanes at will and some times tail-gate you like no one's business.
Anyways, the reason I am ranting is, last night, I had just finished my purchases at the local drug store and was back in my car, about to pull out when I noticed these flood-lights in my rear-view mirror. Darn, it was one of those trucks! I waited for it to move past. Then I realized that the driver wanted my spot and was waiting for me to pull out.
So I started pulling out. And realized that the idiotic driver was waiting too close to my car and I wouldn't be able to pull out easily. So I inched backwards to leverage whatever space I did have when all of a sudden that truck let out an ear-shattering honk. Apparently the driver thought I was too close to the front of his truck. Right, you moron! Maybe you could try moving that huge hulk of your vehicle if you want the spot!
But of course, this being a big truck and all, I did not want to take chances fighting and so instead illegally moved forward and got out through the open space on the other side. I was fumbling with my hands to figure out which finger would be appropriate to stick out but by the time I picked it out I was too far away for it to have any effect. Grrrr!
And then there was the other day when I was waiting at the signal, waiting for it to turn green to make a left turn. All of a sudden, my view of the world behind me got obsured by a two massive headlights and a giant radiator window. Of course, it was one of those gigantic trailer trucks.
Why, oh why, do some of these trucks have to almost put their front wheels onto my car's boot before they stop? I was feeling claustrophobic but there was nothing much to do about it. So I focussed on the song on the radio and waited. When, all of a sudden, there was this ear-shattering honk. I almost jumped out my seat with a "What the heck?" and was bristling with anger as to how rude people can get.
Which was when I noticed, the traffic light had turned green for me - since God knows when and yours truly had been been dreaming and been blissfully unaware of it. Oh.
Sheepishly, I turned left and sped away at double quick speed before the truck could catch up with me and run me over.
Wonder what those truck drivers think of drivers like me!!
p.s. How annoying it is when your alarm refuses to ring on time! Oh well, in this case, I forgot to set it in the first place - still, it was very annoying when I woke up at 9.05a this morning wondering why my sleep time had been so deliciously long! Thanks to all my training in hostel (ha, I knew there would be long-term benefits), I was out of of the house by 9.30a (yeah, with shower throw in) and in at work by 9.45a. I think I was at my desk even before my brain had fully woken up. I would have been grumpy and irritable if not for the fact that today is Friday. Eeeeeehaw :-D! Happy weekend, folks!