Last weekend, as we were driving back from the mall, we had an encounter of the fourth kind. Not an alien, but this one is a menace on the road and is a danger to everyone.
Yes, the nincompoop of a driver.
There the car was, right in front of us, hogging the fast lane, as if the driver and its passengers were having a field trip, admiring the surrounding view. My hubby, who was driving then, flashed the headlights once at the driver as a warning.
Flash again. Twice. Added a honk for effect.
I noticed the driver looking into the rear view mirror, but he did not indicate that he was about to switch lanes.
Then slowly, the car moved to the left lane and slowed down as we were approaching the traffic lights.
As we passed the car, I could not resist catching a glimpse of the driver.
And as soon as I did, I turned and smugly announced to my husband, “Hah! It’s a guy!”
We have this understanding, my hubby and I. He seems to think that most women don’t drive as well as men. Of course I think otherwise, and never fail to pounce at every opportunity I have to make that fact known. But had it been a lady driver, I would have kept quiet la…unless of course if the car was a kancil, then I’d shake my head and go, “Haiya…kancil ma..” (sorry, Kancil drivers, it’s a case of one bad apple spoils the barrel here.)
Anyway, my hubby stands firm in his belief that men in general are better drivers than women. He goes, “Otherwise, how come we don’t see any women Formula One drivers?”
And I’d go, “But being a Formula One driver only means you can drive fast, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can drive WELL. Besides we women have far better things to do…” (like ogle at *certain* Formula One drivers, for instance)
So what say you? Do men or women make better drivers?