I stole a glance at Dailypost topic for today.
Describe the worst driver you know
First thing first, I just wanted to laugh when I found this topic. I finally found an interesting topic for my blog. There’s just one absolute answer for this question in my mind. Before I answer the “HOW” question, of course I have to answer the “WHO“question first.
My version of the worst drivers in terms of driving attitude are the infamous Mikrolet or Metromini drivers. For your information, Mikrolet and Metromini are names of our so-called public transportations. We,Indonesian, don’t have any fancy MRT or LRT. The most affordable public transportation here is Angkot. Angkot is the general term for public transportation here. Mikrolet and Metromini are two of them.
This hideous car is what we called as Mikrolet, a minivan, usually painted with blue, red, yellow, green, white, brown, even pink color!! Only heaven knows what those colors mean. This one is the best Mikrolet I could find in Google Image Search!! The others are worse.
And this even more hideous car is what we called as Metromini, a small bus, typically painted with orange color. This is also the best of the best Metromini I could find.
HOW worst they could be?
CRAP! HOLY CRAP! I can’t even put it into words how horrible they are. Some of them don’t even bother to have a driving license.
Metromini/Mikrolet drivers have long forgotten that they are driving a public transportation vehicle. So much for safety comes first. They think their car could fit in any gap available. They will overtake you at any cost as if they are in the middle of racing event. They stop wherever they’re pleased. Your honk means nothing. They take it as a natural sound. They pull over their car any minute as if you can read their mind. When it comes to getting passenger, they don’t hesitate to drive backward. They are the truly King of Street.
In some countries, people get arrested for drunk driving, but here the drivers are as sober as hell, yet they drive as bad as drunk drivers, so to speak.
At a traffic light where there is no police around, they pretend to be colorblind. Red lights become green, at least yellow.
Normally, if you accidentally hit someone’s car you’ll have to pay some compensation. But if you happen to be hit by the wrecked body of Mikrolet/Metromini, it will not work the other way round. Forget it, repair it by yourself. You’ll get nothing from them.
As their passenger, you might not feel as pissed as I am, but from a driver—who uses the same road—point of view, they are really detestable. You will want to swear them with every obnoxious word you know.
Now, I don’t really understand why I wanted to laugh when I found this topic. This topic makes me ranting to no end. How could I laugh and rant at the same time?*sigh*