It was early in the morning when
I drove to school. Traffic was brisk. When I stopped at the red light, I
noticed the car next to me had the hazard lights on. It was clear that the
lights were not meant to be on. Perhaps the driver had earlier signalled to
stop and had forgotten to turn off the lights after he had pulled out. Without
any hesitation, I turned my head to the left and gestured to the driver with an
exaggerated version of “sparking”! He got it, smiled and saluted me to thank
me! I felt great!
What a nice way to start a day!
Doing somebody I don’t know a favour is actually doing myself a favour. Once my
mother remarked that when I got behind the wheel, I grumbled a lot. It was only
then that I realized I had joined the road rage regime. Hong Kong drivers
though relatively civilized do misbehave such as tailing, sounding horns,
cutting lanes and not signalling etc. Upon my mother’s advice, I drive much
more courteously and the calmness it brings is blissful.