This one is possibly the easiest lesson of the lot… a “wave”.
No- not a Mexican wave- or even a royal wave- just a regular wave. Its surprisingly simple, in this country, a wave makes everything A-O-K… everyone from bus drivers and taxi drivers to regular motorists and cyclists use the wave when they… well lets just say you can do what you like as long as you wave at the person you just offended.
Obviously my reputation is spreading.
This guy (or girl) really went out of his (or her) way to earn himself (or herself) a place on my photoblog, so I’m going to go ahead and crown him (or her):
Supreme Roadhog Twerp Of The Month
How could I not after this person so deliberately parked in the middle of an entrance exit aisle in Jo’Burg International’s parkade.
For this lesson you will have to master the art of slowly crossing the intersection and then putting your foot down when there’s half a gap in the oncoming traffic. Don’t worry about whether you’re crossing at a stop street or a robot, it doesn’t matter… and don’t worry about what colour the robot is either!
Don’t worry your pretty little head about something as trivial as stopping at a red light.
When the opposite robot (traffic light for any non-South Africans) goes orange- that’s when put your foot down, thereby really pissing off the people in oncoming traffic who are still going like bats out of hell despite the fact that they should be stopped or stopping.
…one person dies every thirty minutes…
i saw the headline this morning on those roadside posters, but i can’t remember which paper and i can’t find the same headline on the web anywhere!
if i can fin it i’ll link it.
yet more robot jumpers… and no they’re not the same as the one’s i already published! the green car in the second picture actually went AROUND me in order to jump the robot!
the other day mommy darling asked if i was afraid of people seeing me photograph them- and i must be honest, i worry about it a little- but mostly roadhogs go out of their way NOT to look at the people they just hogged, so its usually not a problem! like this dweezil, he quite literally pushed his way in front of me from a free left turn- i had right of way. he didn’t look at me AT ALL!
here’s a sight that’s common to our country, i actually wonder if they ever fight over who was there first? two white guys, both with signs saying something like:
family to support…
any donation will help…
god bless you…
the scary part- most of them make a fortune!