I always used to think this little ditty was a falacy. I mean how on earth can the way a person drives be directly liked to the car that they drive? You’re either a good or a bad driver right? But the more I drive on the roads in this stunning country I live in the more I am seeing what others see. I can even see it with my own family.
Let me give you an example. I love my husband dearly. But he is a bit of an annoying person to drive in a car with in traffic. He is a good driver. But because he is a good driver he believes that he and *only* he knows how to drive. So if someone is being an impatient arsehole behind him he’ll speed up when they try and overtake him. He’ll not let people in if they do not indicate to move across into the lane (totally hypocritical btw cos he hardly EVER uses his indicators – one of my MAJOR pet hates), he calls people arseholes and dickheads etc in traffic. And most of the time by the time we’ve reached our destination I need a bottle glass of wine to recover cos my nerves are shot. Before Cliff bought his Tuscon, he used to drive a Ford focus. I’ve noticed that his “bullish” behaviour in the car is a LOT more pronounced now that he drives a Tuscon than a Focus. See where I’m heading here?
Even my Mom – the best and most wonderful Mom in the world has been laid victim to this crazy phenomenon. She used to drive a VW Jetta. And she was cool in the car. Sometime’s she even drove like the Granny she is. BUT then! She got a BMW, and the world tilted on it’s axis cos she became the alter ego of Batman or something. Hooting! Hooting at other people on the road. Driving super fast on the highway. Flicking her lights to get someone to move out of the fast lane. Ka-razy! I don’t know that woman who drives that BMW like that. That cannot be my Mom. My Mommy who is the bestest Mom in the world…
Then we have our dearly beloved *cough cough* Taxi drivers. They all drive mini busses and they are the scrounge of the traffic in our cities and on our roads. They pretty much do what they want when they want and a huge middle finger to the rest of us. They thinks (and are often right) that they are above the law. In heavy traffic they use the emergency lane to get to their destination 0.54 seconds earlier and are an all round menace… These minibusses are not anything major to look at but the men (and some women) who drive them think they are BMW drivers the way they act.
In my experience and opinion I have found that people who drive BMW’s (Mom included), Audi’s and Jeep’s are the worst. They honestly think they own the road.
What do you think about this subject?