Saturday, 24 December 2011

Swift as an arrow

I drive to work this morning (yes, I work on Saturdays). The traffic on the highway to Pasir Gudang is lighter today compared to the weekdays, but still busy nonetheless.

I am on the right lane of the two-lane road, driving at a leisurely 70km/h. A few cars are not far in front, at the same pace. The left lane is conquered by the slow heavy lorries, as usual. I glance at the rear-view mirror and see a car in the distance, speeding towards me. Pretty soon it is right up on my tail and I see it is a red Suzuki Swift. It is so close. The sight of the car fills the whole rear-view mirror. The driver seems to be bugging me to move over but not poking my bum with his headlights. I buat bodo aje...

Image borrowed from
Suzuki Malaysia website
A gap in between the trucks on the left-hand side appears. The Swift makes a quick lane switch, overtakes me on the left and weaves in back in front of me. I see a young man driving and a young lady in the passenger seat... a prick impressing his girlfriend, no doubt. He continues to weave in and out to overtake the other cars in front.

As I watch him fly away in the distance, I realise that another car is close behind my tail. Another Swift! This one is black. It has a lone driver. The same thing happens... as gaps on the left lane present itself, blackie makes swift lane-switch manoeuvres to get to the front. Crap, I thought. I'm being hit for a double trouble this morning. Tak boleh jadi ni...

A thought crosses my mind... I should give them a chase. But then I realise that this old car of mine is no longer a sprinter but a long-distance runner. A few years ago, I would've stepped on the accelerator and perform them nifty moves myself. Age is catching up on me.

Turns out to be a good decision. As if on cue, I hear the sound of a siren behind me. A police patrol car is crawling on my back. I move to the left when I see a safe gap. The coppers zoom past, switch on the flashing blue lights and catch up to the two Swifts. Both Suzuki cars are directed to pull over to the road shoulder.

As I pass them, I note that it could've been three cars in the police summons book. God is kind to me today...

10 comments:

Pat said...

Young man, it is time you stopped even THINKING about giving chase, k!!

Keep safe, and happy working on Christmas Eve ;)

Noir said...

Agree with Pat. Keep safe young man. Saman boleh bayar, safety tak dijual beli. Happy Hols Oldstock.

Nurie said...

Ni la orang kata - balasan cash! hehehe...buat terus kena.

koolmokcikZ said...

huh!

puas hati

hehehe!

Oldstock said...

Pat, old habits die hard... hehe...
But I'm getting there.

Oldstock said...

Trying my best Mr Noir. You have a happy holiday too.

Oldstock said...

Noorsham, the timing of the police car was just right.

mamasita said...

I hesitated commenting but I must say when we were young, we were just as excited as these young Swifters..:))

And so I beg to differ..I'm sorry they got caught..I hope they were not slapped with too high a summons..hehe

p.s. Adik2, lain kali buat nyorok2 sikit k..kat tempat yang not so buzy ker..:)

Oldstock said...

Koolmokcik,

The cops timing was perfect... or looking at it the other way, the swifters timed it all wrong.

Oldstock said...

mamasita,

ye lah kan... darah muda. As I said, at one time I was doing them nifty moves myself ;-)