Monday, June 2, 2014

The Best of Mexico: On Driving

The next few posts are excerpts from my Mexico Updates that I send out through email--usually weekly. 

There is one rule: every man for himself. If you want it, take it. Eat or be eaten. There is no sweet, southern, hospitable driving going on. Oh no. No turning on your blinker hoping some kind soul will let you merge. In fact, turning on your blinker announces your next move to your enemy, giving him an opportunity to reinforce his hold on the road.

To this method of driving, I’ve contextualized nicely. Let’s face it, it caters to the selfish being in all of us. I really enjoy cutting people off in traffic. It’s an adrenaline rush every moment behind the wheel.

This driving method also contributes to parking. It’s very common to get blocked in no matter how much space you leave. Lots of times people will block you in to get back at you for parking too close to their house, ect.

Once, I accidentally hit a car that had blocked me in. It was just a little bump, but I happened to do it right in front of the lady who’d parked her car so close behind me. After I tapped her car, she looked at me.

I looked at her.

She shrugged and walked away.

C'est la vie.

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