Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Patience is a virtue

OK, let me set up the situation for you.
  • Today, I was waiting at a roundabout to turn right into a petrol station.
  • There was a queue of cars lined up all the way to the entrance of the petrol station.
  • There was a white car waiting in the roundabout to enter the petrol station.
So, not wanting to block any other traffic that may want to pass through the roundabout, I chose not to enter the roundabout. That would only result in me stuck behind the white car, congesting the roundabout.

The queue of cars wasn't moving, so I continued to wait without entering the roundabout. Then, the impatient fucker behind me in a Holden Astra started honking his/her horn because he/she wanted to go straight through the roundabout. Once again, I reiterate that me entering the roundabout would have resulted in my car being stuck behind the white car and it would still block the idiot in the Astra from exiting the roundabout.

After about 30 seconds, the queue of cars started to move and the white car entered the petrol station. I was then able to move to where the white car was previously in the roundabout and the idiot went on his way. Was it that much of a loss in time in their life that they needed to honk at me? What would that achieve? Would that idiot be satisfied if he/she was able to drive into the roundabout only to be stuck behind me again?

Use your grey matter and stop being idiots people!