Today’s story (more like rantings and ravings) is about driving..err…again! What can I say when you drive everyday there are bound to be a whole bunch of stories that need to be told. Today’s tale began this morning when I was on my way to work. I live in an older area where the roads are narrow and the cars are aplenty. People often park along the roadside because they have more than two cars and not enough space in their compound. This leads to shrinking the road down to a single lane.
Well when you are down to a lane and there is two-way traffic somebody has got to give way sometimes, right?!? And most times people do and today was no different. I was feeling in a good mood so I said to my wife I’d give way although I had to back up a couple of cars to do so. So back up I did and then patiently waited for the other driver to pass.
Now what cheesed me off was the other bloke didn’t even acknowledge the fact. A slight nod of the head would not have been too hard. I make it a point to wave to the other driver if they were to give way to me or let me pass. My wife said that I shouldn’t expect any acknowledgement but I think that it’s the civilized thing to do. But it’s not only that it’s about queue jumping, and indiscriminate parking and reckless driving and beating the lights, just to name a few. We are not animals that are oblivious to our surroundings! We should know better!
What my point is is that if more people just behaved in a decent manner there would be less road rage and violence and less accidents. People would be more courteous and let you pass. Nowadays, it’s just take, take, take! Nobody wants to give an inch anymore. What is happening to society? Are we reverting back to our barbaric past? Why can’t we be more civil to our fellow man? Won’t that make this a better place to live? Let’s try to be more civilized to our fellow man at least because it’ll make the world a better place! If we're not going to do it for ourselves do it for our little ones, let them grow up in a better world!
Phew! LOL Well now that I’ve vented I feel better. Like I said to my wife this morning when I told her I was going to post this, if I can change just one person’s way of thinking then I’ve achieved something! Will you be the one? :)