I’ve had my fair share of bitching about traffic in Lebanon on this blog. But days like this, I cant help but wonder: what the hell is going on in some of these drivers’ minds? How do some of them have jobs to even go to? Who in their right minds would wanna hire them? Because the decisions they take on our roads are equivalent to those of an impulsive 2-year old that has no perception of consequences whatsoever.
I don’t like to generalize although I often do, there exists a category of people that drive a category of vehicles. I am now convinced that these vehicles are pre-designed to shut-off at least 50% of the drivers’ brains when they get behind that wheel. I had an interesting long conversation with a male friend about this and he had some pretty right-on observations. Some of you may accuse him of being a hater, but he makes some pretty good points nevertheless: ( excuse his French)
The BMW X5 driver:
No one is immune to this condition, once a Lebanese person ( male and female, no exception) gets into an X5, and a refurbished and reassembled second-hand one from abroad if I may, all hell breaks loose. They suddenly develop this tendency to drive like utter idiots. Speeding on all the small inner streets especially parking lots, at times running over unsuspecting pedestrians!!! They think that getting behind that wheel instantly entitles them to breaking all the rules because they are driving an X5! They don’t understand how silly, ignorant and classless they come off to the rest of us.
” Ba2ret il ML”
This is the frustrated housewife that has just dropped her kids off to school in the morning and wants to take it out on everyone else on the road. Her husband thought he’ll buy his wife this Mercedes SUV to help her climb-up the social ladder. It didn’t work. Instead, you can be driving on 70km/hr on the Autosrade when suddenly this hysteric woman appears out of nowhere only to try to get on that highway even if it means attempting to ram right into you or worse swinging her vehicle right in front of yours, and you suddenly find yourself struggling to change lanes to avoid the collision. And it gets better- SHE IS ON HER CELL THE ENTIRE TIME!!! She knows exactly why she deserved that crazy honk you send her way. But does she care? Hells NO! She showed you who’s boss; that’s all that matters.
Finally the Most Notorious of “Em All:
” 7aywen il Infiniti FX“
What is it with Lebanese men and a used Infinity FX?. They are strangely attracted to those death machines like bees to honey. This man stems from the gutters and probably makes a dishonest living yet he feels that his super-black tinted windows will make up for his classless being that no amount of cash could ever buy him. How does he do that? By terrorizing people on the streets. The scumbag will drive between cars at full speed causing others at time to come to a full stop on the road just to let him pass. He will drive behind you in 200km/hr and keep flicking his lights at you until you move out of his way. Blinkers are not even a part of his vocab. Do not attempt to ignore his bullying, he is a low-life SOB that will not quit.
I write this post with so must passion at a time where accidents are dominating our headlines. I know many of us are doing what we can do keep it civilized but I thought I would shed light on the freaks that should be held accountable. If you do drive any of the above vehicles and feel you have been unfairly judged, I do apologize but who should be apologizing to you in fact are those animals giving you a bad name. Bisoux