Saturday, August 29, 2009


Saturday is the day to relax and rejuvenate myself from the intensive learning exercises in a clinical environment. But 2 incidents nearly ruined it.

1. On the way back from grocery shopping this morning, a car was going to turn out from the driveway into the street. I was driving on the street. I saw the driver looking at my direction. Somehow, the driver did not see me and decide to just swerve the car out. I panicked and jammed the brakes. And then blasted my honk. And shrieked. Fortunately, no one was injured. I was just 1minute drive away from home.

2. On the way back from playing badminton, Ryan was cruising along Princes Highway. This red car stopped at a small junction, waiting to turn into the highway. The driver turned and stared at Ryan. And as if he did not see our car at all, he started to turn SLOWLY into the highway. We were driving 80km/h on the highway. Having quick reflexes, Ryan sounded the car horn and pressed the brakes with all his might. I was screaming and I could hear the tires screeching. Good timing to test the brakes after the 6 monthly service. Our car just managed to stop 5cm
away from the mindless driver's.

Often, people tend to think that they should be safe as long as they obey the traffic laws. But what if you just happened to meet poeple who haven't brought their brain along while they are driving? It's not just a matter of money, it concerns life and death.


yeuyeu said...

I think I am too easily gan jeong...I shout almost everyday as a passenger =( Sometimes it can be quite annoying to the driver...hehe...I learnt to control my volume and sometimes just close my eyes to reduce the sympathetic input.

Dr Yingzangel said...

haha...I should try to shut up too. But think about it, Ryan also annoyed me sometimes while I was driving. He would yell and my first reaction would be to jam on the brakes.

Unknown said...

damn the two cars~! ha luckily everyone is safe :)

Dr Yingzangel said...

I know.Luckily no one was hurt :)

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