Archive for 22. January 2011

Car caused Experience IV

Saturday, 22. January 2011

It happened already a week ago, but I was just too busy to post (and Monique constantly refuses to step in).
We did a ride for Monique to become more accustomed to the car. Down Grayston Drive, then Katherine towards Marlborough, some freeway experience via Buccleuch interchange to Rivonia Road off-ramp, and up Rivonia to Sandton.
On Rivonia, a taxi driver took what he felt a challenge, forcing his old minibus uphill to pass us. He eventually made it, but then – call for business -, he had to stop. We passed, but he picked up the challenge again. Monique wasn’t joining in. But the taxi driver gave no mercy, the mini-bus engine yelling he passed once more only to be stopped by another business opportunity. This happened multiple times ’till we turned off heading home.
There was one guy sitting in the backrow of the taxi, I felt sorry for. He got so intrigued with our car. When taxi passed he turned his to not loos sight to almost 180 degrees. Each passing manoeuvre he turned his head left or right – depending where we passed/got passed – to terrifying angles.
What else?
Taxis not only honk the horn to call potential passenger’s attention, but also to express their appreciation for Monique’s car.