Friday, May 26, 2006

Who are better drivers?

Current Temperature/Countdown to Winter: 11C, 5 days

It has finally happened! I blew smoke out of my mouth this morning - no, not with cigarettes but with the "aid" of the cool air. 5 more days to winter!

This week, the radio station I listen to on my way to work has generated much heated discussion and amusing stories about driving. Specially: Are Men or Women better drivers? Are 4WD drivers the worse of the lot? and the list goes on and on.

I believe the ability to drive well is not about gender but on experience, respect and consideration for others on the road. That means, if a driver cuts into your lane, it doesn't mean you have the right to return the favour and/or tail gate them for as long as you can without missing your turn off! If the car in front is too slow because either the driver left his/her spectacles at home or is super duper cautious, it does not give anyone the right to honk at that driver until your palm is sore! Two wrongs don't make it right.

We have all seen and experience our fair share of "idiots" on the road especially on rainy days. Go figure! And at some point, I am sure we are "idiots" ourselves when we are in situations beyond our control like rushing from one appointment to the next because the traffic's insane or when we really really need to use the toilet and the one at MacDonalds won't do or when the child/children are at their worse behaviour, etc etc.

Human beings never fail to amuse me and the following is an account from a male driver who rang into the radio station this morning:

"I was driving along the freeway and all of a sudden, I see this 4WD speed past me with a woman driver in it and guess what she was doing on top of speeding? She had her Macdonalds foam plate balanced between her legs and the steering wheel and she was cutting up her pancakes!"

She must be one hungry woman.


At 12:50 AM, Blogger REDLeader said...

Mdm, can I have some pancakes pls...haahaa...she's one of the kind man!

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Magdalene said...

When a woman is hungry, she is hungry. When a man needs to go the toilet, there is no stopping him either!


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