Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Some people really can't wait

If you were on the road during the last few days or so during the Aidilfitri holidays, it is most likely that you were caught in a traffic jam somehow, somewhere.

On the second day of hari raya, we traveled from Johor Bahru to Mersing, on the old Federal Route 3. We got stuck in a horrendous jam near Taman Saujana up to the junction of Kulai road, before Kota Tinggi town. It took us 45 minutes to move a distance of about 3.5 km. The design of the road junction at Taman Saujana also didn't help because two lanes from the secondary road merged with the single lane on the trunk road. Add to this, many drivers also used the road shoulder as an additional lane.... so you have four lanes of traffic squeezing into one. Classic bottleneck.

I simply can't understand why people overtake on the left using the road shoulder. Why can't these people have the patience to wait in line like the rest of us? There are even some drivers who `curi jalan' on the road shoulder of the other side and drive contra to the flow! Crazy jerks.

Whenever I see reckless people like these, I would remark to my kids, `Tengok tu. Dah tak tahan sangat nak buang air agaknya...' Except that the actual word I used for `buang air' is too crude to be printed.

After dishonest people, queue-jumpers are perhaps the type of people that I hate most.


Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Oldstock
Some people are just in a hurry to get to places without taking into consideration that their actions could put other people at risk.
That is one of the reasons why accidents happen.
We go home to JB every year for Raya. We more or less know the best time to leave KL for home or vice-versa.
We either leave late out of KL for JB or leave early from JB for KL.
But some people simply do not learn.

jabishah said...

Exactly what HB hates the most when driving down south. He sometimes would purposely block those cars by driving in between the shoulder & the road itself. Funny thing is, some selfish motorists would even honk him for blocking. Such thick skin to get the msg... Sigh!

HLiza said...

Dah tak sabar nak rasa mati di hari rayalah tu.Kekadang dah geram I saja je buat2 ambik kamera macam nak ambil gambar..tapi depa buat muka seposen je.

hanitha said...

salam bro, biasa la dorang tu ader 9 nyawa mcm kucing...jgn di layan org cenggitu, tu sebab la kadar kematian makin meningkat semasa cuti raya nie..wpon dh ajal tp lebih baik amik precaution kan kan kan...

Oldstock said...

-> Fauziah, by now I'm sure you know the best time to travel during the festive period. I travel JB-KL-JB about once or twice a month now. Sampai dah boleh kenal muka regular minah tol plaza ;-)

-> Ja, tell your HB not to bother to block the road shoulder. Those guys are not worth the hassle. Buat sakit hati je.

-> Hliza, people like these only think about themselves. Not worth our time to be concerned about them.

-> Hanitha, dulu I get pissed off by such people, especially if they suddenly cut in front of me. Sekarang ni dah cool down sikit la. Tapi kadang-kadang tu, bila geram, I kejar dan potong dia balik.