OK, now that I’ve got you attention…
I CRASHED MY CAR THIS MORNING.
(Crowd: Whoa !)
I was driving to work, and in a lane to turn right at a traffic light. I was bit late, and probably wasn’t keeping enough distance. This lady in front of me hit her brakes like no tomorrow - as soon as she saw the traffic light turn yellow.
Now, let me tell you something about Amsterdam traffic. YOU JUST… DON’T… FUCKIN’ DO THAT SORT OF THING !! I mean, when it’s almost turning red it’s OK to brake. But NOT!!! when it just turned yellow !! Her husband, who was sitting next to her and filled out the insurance forms with me, also said he would have taken the yellow light and not have braked.
So I crashed into her at appr. 15 kilometers, say 10 miles, an hour. Tried braking, but it was raining and I have no ABS, so I just skidded forwards…
Damn damn damn and now my car has a dented bonnet, a dented bumper, headlights pushed inwards, grill pushed inwards, license plate damaged… estimated damage at least NLG 2.500, say USD 1.100. It’s insured alright, but there’s an ‘own risk’ component of NLG 1000… it’s gonna cost me.
DAMN women drivers !!
Sorry ladies, absolutely no offence intended, just needed to vent. It was a really stupid thing to do of her, even though the law sais you SHOULD brake when the light turns yellow, and even though I’m ALWAYS wrong because I hit her from the back. It’s just that the accident could have easily be prevented with a driving style that was more in tune with the other drivers on the road.
When in Rome… etc.
When in Amsterdam, don’t stop for yellow lights
I’m going to fill out some more forms now
ps. Really, most women drive as good as men, if not better. This one just didn’t
“You know how complex women are”
- Neil Peart, Rush (1993)