Friday, May 09, 2008

First Nick

Ok, here I am waiting at the signal for the light to turn green. A two wheeler motorcyclist waiting behind my car decides that the microscopic gap between my vehicle and the next is good enough for him to squeeze through and zoom ahead (inspite of the red light on signal). Result - I hear a minor thud and car shakes for a moment. I figure that there could be minor damage. I didn't bother to get out of the car to pick a quarrel with him. Figured it's not worth spoiling a morning for.

Checked the vehicle later. Minor nick/scrape on my car's rear fender. First one. Hardly visible - but still there.

It's times like these which make me wish I had a taser in hand or special gizmo attached to the wheels of the car which at the flick of a switch bring out shining swords like those that were seen attached to the wheels of a chariot in Ben Hur's final chariot race !



That's sad, dude.
The first scratch is always the most painful.
I make it a point either I leave *enough* space for a 2-wheeler to pass, or do not leave space AT ALL so he doesn't attempt. If you give marginal space they'll try anyway and touch you on a bad day.

Sudhir Parasuram (Lakkaraju) said...

sometimes, i make it a point to do that and sometimes i simply let go given that it's hot outside and 2 wheelers get a chance to move on. in this case, i didn't have a chance because i was parked first at the signal and the guy next to me parked later, a bit far away and the 2 wheeler behind me seized the chance :)

and, thanks for coming by !