The Courtesy Finger
Everyone knows about the 'Courtesy Finger'. It's
an international a universal sign. People both young and old understand it when you display it. It's probably every driver's favourite finger sign, just before the index "Pointy Finger'. Most of the time the Courtesy Finger is displayed when a person is in a rather "happy" mood. Like when another car cuts into your lane without signalling, forcing you to slam on your brakes and possibly hitting your head against the steering heel and end up with a concussion. You then scream happy profanities at the top of your lungs at the driver and wave the Courtesy Finger.
I normally don't display my Courtesy Finger. The most I'll do is maybe cuss under my breathe and hope the smart driver that cut into my lane without signalling end up having warts on his balls. Or maybe hope that the BMW that parked his big big car onto 2 carpark lots end up with a new paint job.Yesterday was a different story. Yesterday, I displayed my Courtesy Finger.
Earlier during the day, I cleaned out my wardrobe. I packed my old clothes which were still in minty condition and stuffed them into plastic bags. At last, now I can see what's actually BEHIND the 1st stack of clothes. I didn't realise I had actually accumulated so many clothes *grin* Some of which I never got the chance to wear, and can no longer wear. So I decided to give my old but-in-good-condition clothes away. Later at night, my bf & I drove to our local neighbourhood point and proceeded to drop the bags of old clothes into the large donation bin. After that, we got into the car and proceeded to drive off.
Right in front of us was a dark blue BMW 2-door 3 series (the older model). It was driven by a young man, no more than 25 years. And next to him was his ah-lian girlfriend, complete with blonde streaks on her hair. This young ahbeng was in the process of parking his father's BMW into a parking bay, butt first. Normally, you would drive forward a bit, then position your steering and reverse right? The ahbeng did just that... The only problem was, he took too long to position the car. He looked as though he didn't know how to switch the gear to reverse. He got the forward gear, and was fumbling over the reverse. Probably took his father's car to impress the new chick, but didn't really know how to drive one. And the car was actually blocking the road.
My bf & I were just watching him position his car to reverse. After a while, the ahbeng got into reverse mode and reversed his car slowly into the parking bay. As he was doing that, the path he was blocking slowly opened up, just wide enough for my bf's car to drive through. Not wanting to block the road further, we drove through the wide-enough spot. And what does the ahbeng do? He honks us. He f*cking honks us for driving pass him. WTF? I conveniently flashed him my Courtesy Finger, and I goddamn hope that ahbeng saw it. Stupid ahbeng. Don't know how to drive BMW, don't drive one. And ah-lians that are impressed by ahbengs driving big cars are just as stupid.
Monday, October 18, 2004
The Courtesy Finger