There was an incident the other day which has me asking this question: is it race or age? I’d like to think it something to do with age, or lack there of. Maybe culture?
I live in a questionable area. There’s a mix of people around me. I do tend to take note of the ones that are polite and the ones that are quiet and keep to themselves and then the ones that are just noisey fuckers.
So I’m driving down the street Sunday and come to a roundabout in the intersection and start to go through and there’s a car parked on the opposing corner and blocking the thorougway. I stopped and gave a moment for the driver to move along. Maybe he was lost and looking at a GPS or some such thing.
Nothing. So I tapped the horn to let him know I was there. A hand emerges from his window and points for me to go around. Clearly if I could have I would. So I tap my horn again and this time he looks out and I can hear him yell at me to go around. Now window is up since it’s colder than a witches tit out there, but I clearly mouth to him “please pull up”. That only prompted him to get out of his car and do some kind of trash talk hip hop dance and call me all kinds of colourful names and continue yelling at me to go around him and how he wasn’t going to move his car for me or anyone.
At this point there was now another car behind me waiting to get out. I’m not quite sure why he got back in his car though. Was it that the dance was over or was it the presence of my two Siberian Huskies now peering out the window at him? At any rate I then rolled down my window and told him in more stern manner to pull around the corner and that I was done asking nicely. There were more taunts from him and more being called a fucker and and asshole and how “oh you’ve asked nicely”, but he moved. He wasn’t happy.
Now considering that he looked to be half my age to 10 years my junior I’d like to think that maybe it was a lack of respect. Although some cultures are all about respect. His isn’t one of them. Clearly to me had he been a bit older there would have been something in his head that would have triggered him to pull forward to allow access to get through the roundabout.
Still I have to wonder.