Monday, September 08, 2008
Last week, I was honked by a car behind me when I was going thru a toll. As far as i know, i was quite fast, there is no issue with my Touch&Go and I did not dawdled. So, I slowed down, trying to catch the eye of the guy to decipher what he is trying to communicate...but he just zoomed past.
Eh, is it an accidental honk?
How do you communicate between drivers?
Honk once while waving, meaning 'Hi'?
A long honk meaning 'Hot mama in front' or does it mean 'What the f*** are you thinking trying to cut me'?
What about last night, when my friend was in a hurry....drived in the fast lane, cucuk the car in front and then flashed high beam a few times. (that i know, it means get the hell out of my way, slowpoke). The car in front then soft breaked his car and honked once when my friend in disgust just cut him on the left side. What does that honk means? 'Hahaha, gotcha?'
Hmm...so hard to decipher these honks coz they all sounds the same even tho the people applied it to different issues and situations.
A fren suggested that drivers use the Morse Code. But, is it feasible? By the time you are honking away, the car that you are trying to communicate is already either far in front or behind.
But I hate the most, are those people that honked to say 'Hi'. With the dark mirrors, do you think us pedestrians can peer thru the gloomy murk?
As a person with the memory of a gold fish, I still cannot remember my sister's car number even tho she had been driving her cute Kelisa for more than a year. Ditto for my best friend's. What I do (until now), is looking for a Cheshire grin behind the wheel of a gold Kelisa, or a mischievous smile behind a black 'God of the Seven Seas'.
Morse Code...what I know is only ~ dit dit dit daaah daaah daaah dit dit dit.
Any guess? Hehehe.
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Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
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And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
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