8.30 in the morning, walking to gym along a fairy quiet street.
Car suddenly swerves over and brakes to a halt right in front of me. As in 2 feet away from me.
As soon as I start yelling and waving my arms around, he screeches away, only to pull over further down the road, and look over his shoulder at me.
The 4 security guards chatting right next to me when this idiot drives towards me?
The 2 cops just behind me, guarding some damned VIP or other?
The driver was just being the usual moronic idiot that sadly you find here.
I don’t think he would’ve molested me.
I don’t think he was trying to knock me down.
He just wanted a reaction. From a woman. Let’s see her jump out of my way.
BUT HE WAS DAMNED CLOSE.
I COULD’VE TRIPPED.
HE COULD’VE HIT ME.
And the worst of it?
THE TOTAL APATHY OF EVERYONE AROUND.
Let’s watch a woman jumping out of the way of a car that deliberately swerved in front of her on an empty road. Brightens up the morning.
I recorded my reaction immediately afterwards, and as I rewatched it just now, before sharing it with you, I incidentally noticed the pathetic state of our roads.
And I live in a so-called “posh” colony, for crying out loud.
I was tempted to run after the car, especially because he slowed down to have a look.
I am a marathoner, remember!
But I am so sick of that kind of man in this city, so sick of their arrogance and misogyny, I felt that running after him would probably have amused him even more.
Anyway, later on at gym, when my coach made me do ball slams, I had the image of this pathetic creep in mind…
In this most unsafe of cities, to feel unsafe in my own street, in the morning…not nice.